University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Clinical Faculty Biographies

Dr. Ngoc-Tram (Staci) Vo

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - Psychiatry

Dr. Ngoc-Tram (Staci) Vo

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Children’s Treatment Services
3125 Myers St.
Riverside CA 92503
Phone: (951) 358-4840

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School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
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Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
  • Residency, Psychiatry, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Internship, Psychiatry, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • D.O., Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California
  • M.S., Pharmacology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • B.S., Biology with minor in Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California


Dr. Ngoc-Tram (Staci) Vo, D.O., M.S. is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside and a staff psychiatrist at the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.

Vo graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in biology and a minor in neuroscience, then received her M.S. in pharmacology from Tulane University. She attended Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, then conducted an internship and residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UC Irvine and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the University of Southern California.

She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, the American Osteopathic Association, the National Alliance on Mental Health

She is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.

Research Interests

Her past research includes the study of omega-3 fatty acids for treatment of major depressive disorder, treatment of bipolar I depression, manic episodes in bipolar patients, and genetic studies for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Selected Publications

  • Fakhry H, Goldenberg M, Sayer G, Aye SS, Bagot K, Pi S, Ghazzaoui R, Vo N, Gowrinathan S, Bolton M, IsHak WW. Health Related Quality of Life in Childhood Cancer. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2013 July/August;34(6):419-440.
  • Taylor Bradley K., Abhyankar Sarang S., Vo Ngoc-Tram T., Kriedt Christopher L., Churi Sajay B., Urban Janice H. Neuropeptide Y acts at Y1 receptors in the rostral ventral medulla to inhibit neuropathic pain. PAIN. 2007 Feb: 131(1-2): 83-95.

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