Dr. Tun is a psychiatrist with a strong academic foundation and experience working with patients from many different socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Although raised in the US, Dr. Tun himself was born in Myanmar and spent significant time there, learning about his heritage, of the suffering of inequality and the peace in Buddhist thinking. He holds the view that mind, body, and spirit are one and that true recovery can only come from a unified integrative and holistic approach. He looks forward to working with each patient to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to their unique history, beliefs, and body chemistry.
Feeling better and finally finding peace is only half the battle, as we all struggle to stay the course and maintain our recovery over time. Dr. Tun continues to support patients after they respond to treatments, to ensure continued recovery so they can remain strong and continue to have a full and enriching life.
Dr. Tun is particularly interested in the interface between psychology and neurology, and that is one of the connections that drew him to the potential uses of TMS. He is attracted to new and emerging technology and treatments for treating his patients.
When he’s not at the clinic, Dr. Tun is an avid foodie who also enjoys traveling and learning foreign languages, and listening to music. His hobbies include playing the guitar, and Dr. Tun likes many genres of music, finding time to attend concerts and enjoy live shows too. His love of travel started at an early age and he appreciates learning about the daily lives of people in their many diverse cultures and different countries.
Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Tun earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from UC Berkeley and his M.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then trained in psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, treating the most vulnerable populations in emergency rooms settings as well as inpatient and outpatient clinics. He also has experience in private practice, consultation, and tele-psychiatry. He also has special experience working with couple’s therapy, the homeless, and with those struggling with substance use.
Dr. Tun finds great value in being open to alternative therapies and this has led him to adopt a number of different modalities to offer to his patients as treatment options, including a variety of medications, TMS therapy, meditation techniques, as well as different types of talk therapy including Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.