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Dr. Yvonne C. McDowell

M.D., J.D.

Dr. Yvonne C. McDowell earned a degree at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine before completing a residency at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 1983, she moved from New Haven, CT to Los Angeles to continue her training in psychiatry. She earned multiple degrees and certifications at UCLA and completed her psychoanalytic training at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute. She is certified by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

After completing her psychoanalytic training, Dr. McDowell began pursuing education in other fields to adapt to the changing landscape of psychiatry. She earned a master’s degree from the UCLA School of Public Health before studying law at Pepperdine University. She is an active member of the California Bar. Dr. McDowell has worked with various organizations during her career including the Medical Board of California, the UCLA School of Medicine, and the UC Riverside School of Medicine.

In her free time, Dr. McDowell enjoys fitness training, gardening, reading, travel, music, theatre, and film. She has been married to her husband for 26 years.

Pepperdine University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law

  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2003

UCLA School of Public Health

  • Master of Public Health Degree for Healthcare Professionals
  • 1997

Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute

  • Psychoanalyst
  • 1997

UCLA Anderson School of Business Management

  • Master of Business Administration Degree for Executives
  • 1990

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
  • 1985

Yale University School of Medicine

  • Rotating Internship and General Psychiatry Residency
  • 1983

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • 1980

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