Gambling Studies Program

Timothy Fong, M.D.

Program Co-Director


  • Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program
  • Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
  • David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA


  • Fellowship – Addiction Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 2003 – 2004
  • Residency – Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1998 – 2002
  • Medical Degree – MD, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 1998


Timothy W. Fong MD Dr. Fong is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Fong completed his undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then came to UCLA and finished his residency in adult general psychiatry in 2002 and was the first accredited addiction psychiatry fellow at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (2002-2004).

Currently, he is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and course of problem and pathological gambling and to develop effective, evidence-based treatments. He is also the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a ACGME-accredited training program that focused on providing leading edge training in addiction psychiatry.