James B. McLoone, MD
Chair, Department Psychiatry

Department Contact:
Kristen Neugebauer
Phone: 602-827-2972

James B. McLoone, MD

Brief Bio

Prior to assuming his role as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the college, he was Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program at Banner’s Phoenix Clinical Campus from 1981 to 2015. He has been Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix since 1992 and served as Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at Banner from 1992 to 2015. He also worked alongside Drs. Mitchell Shub, Alan Leibowitz, John Mattox, Jacqueline Chadwick and the late Mel Cohen to help found the Phoenix Medical School.

Board-certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. McLoone is a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and has been awarded the Howard E. Wulsin Excellence in Teaching Award by the Arizona Psychiatric Society. He is a professor of Psychiatry in the Clinical Scholar’s Track at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and has been named to the Dean’s List for Teaching Excellence.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and attended medical school at George Washington University in Washington D.C., where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Upon completing residency training at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, where he served as Chief Resident, Dr. McLoone returned to Phoenix to practice medicine.