Dr. Daniel D Sewell, MD

Dr. Daniel D Sewell, MD


32 Years of Experience

Accepting patients


    Daniel D. Sewell, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist focusing on the treatment of older adults with behavioral health issues.He is director of the Senior Behavioral Health Program and co-director of Memory Aging and Resilience Clinic. He is also a professor in Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine.His clinical focus is on assessing and treating older patients with depression and anxiety as well as patients who are experiencing severe behavioral disturbances as a complication of dementia. He also provides outpatient medication management and long-term psychotherapy for adults of all ages.His research has explored the utility of a widely used neuropsychological test to distinguish between signs of depression and early dementia in older adults. More recently, his research has examined sexual health among older adults, optimal prescribing of medications for people with dementia and the value of providing reading glasses to older adults in long-term hospital care, as an inexpensive yet effective means of improving patients quality of life.Dr. Sewell earned his medical degree at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. He spent his first two years of psychiatry residency training at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and completed his residency training at UC San Diego, earning a chairmans prize for research excellence. He went on to complete fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at UC San Diego and then accepted a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry in 1990. He is currently also associate director of UC San Diego Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry and president-elect of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.Dr. Sewell was named a Top Doc in San Diego in 2014 in both Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry for the fourth consecutive year.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information on care for seniors, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/primary-care/Pages/geriatrics.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise


    Education & Training

    Univ Ca San Diego Med Ctr, Psychiatry; University Hosp, Psychiatry (Residency)

    University New Mexico (Internship)

    University Calif (Residency)

    Medical Degree - University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Other Degree - University of New Mexico School of Medicine

    Medical Degree - Director, Senior Behavioral Health

    Medical Degree - Professor of Psychiatry

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6222

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Daniel Sewell accepting new patients?

    Yes, Daniel Sewell is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Daniel Sewell offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Sewell's office at (858) 657-7000 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Daniel Sewell offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Sewell's office at (858) 657-7000 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Daniel Sewell speak?

    Daniel Sewell speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Daniel Sewell have?

    Daniel Sewell is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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