University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Clinical Faculty Biographies

Dr. Jaswinder K. Walia, M.D.

Health Science Clinical Assistant Professor - Psychiatry

Dr. Jaswinder Walia

Medical Office

Riverside County Department of Mental Health
4095 County Circle Drive
Riverside, Calif. 92503
(951) 358-4502

Academic Office

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

  • Fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
  • Residency, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • Residency, UCLA-Kern Psychiatry Residency Program, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Internship, UCLA-Kern Psychiatry Residency Program, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • M.D., Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica.
  • B.S., Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles.


Dr. Jaswinder K. Walia, M.D. is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and the geriatric psychiatry site coordinator at the UC Riverside School of Medicine. She is also a staff psychiatrist at the Geriatric Psychiatric Clinic for the Riverside County Mental Health Department.

In addition to medical student and resident training and education, she is involved in the County’s Wellness and Recovery Program for older adults, the Specialized Multidisciplinary Aggressive Response Team (SMART) program, as well as the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) prevention and early intervention program.

She formerly worked as an assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine in the psychosomatic medicine fellowship. She has also served as the associate program director for the psychiatry residency at the UCR School of Medicine.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and molecular genetics from UCLA, then earned her M.D. from the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. She conducted her internship and residency at the UCLA-Kern Medical Center, and completed her residency training at Louisiana State University. She then completed a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

Research Interests

Walia's research interests include psychosomatic medicine, geriatric medicine, medical ethics, and medical education. She has participated in research studies on the safety of flexibly dosed investigational medication in the treatment of adolescents and the clinical management of metabolic problems in patients with schizophrenia.


  • Teacher of the Year, 2005-06
  • Teacher of the Year, 2004-05

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