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Paul Erickson, MD, Medical Director

Paul Erickson, MD

Dr. Paul Erickson is Medical Director and Chair of Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency Services at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Erickson attended Yale University undergraduate, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed his psychiatry residency at the Cambridge Hospital Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara in 2002 he was Acting Chief and Director of Clinical Services at the Cambridge Hospital Harvard Department of Psychiatry, where he worked for 20 years. He is in practice in hospital and outpatient psychiatry at Cottage Hospital loves teaching residents and medical students.

He is married to Dr. Pamela Reeves and they have four grown children. He enjoys his family, tennis, and traveling.


Bradley Brown, MD

Bradley Brown, MD

Dr. Bradley Brown is a staff psychiatrist at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He joined Cottage in 2020. He completed his medical school and psychiatric residency training, as well as his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training, at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. He was the chief resident of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and resident chief of scholarly activity.

He divides his time at Cottage Hospital between the emergency department and the adult inpatient unit, as well as seeing psychiatric consults on the medical and pediatric floors, and teaching medical students and residents.

He is a native of the state of Ohio and studied analytic philosophy as an undergraduate prior to attending medical school. His professional and academic interests include rational polypharmacy and risk assessment, particularly regarding disposition decisions and long-term outcomes in patients with mood disorders.


Adham Malaty, MD

Adham Malaty, MD

Dr. Adham Malaty is a staff Psychiatrist at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He joined Cottage Health in 2017. He graduated from Ain Shams University Medical School and then he completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Malaty is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and he is certified in in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Dr. Malaty is dividing his time at Cottage hospital in between managing patients in the inpatient psychiatric unit and doing consultation liaison psychiatry on the medical and surgical floors. Dr. Malaty is a volunteer faculty at USC and he participates in the medical student teaching during their psychiatric rotations at Cottage Hospital. He is also an active member of a medical staff committee and participates in quality improvement projects at Cottage Hospital.

Dr. Malaty enjoys playing sports, he played Water Polo competitively, he is an avid traveler and he enjoys cultures in general.


Jill Norman, MD

Jill Norman, MD

Dr. Jill Norman graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara and St. George’s University School of Medicine. She trained in General Psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco before completing a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Dr. Norman is double board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Additionally, she has completed training in Electroconvulsive Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Norman is a staff psychiatrist at Cottage Hospital and primarily works in Emergency Psychiatry. When not at Cottage Hospital, Dr. Norman is often working in her private practice, traveling or can be found hiking with her two rescue dogs.


Dustin Sanchez, MD

Justin Sanchez, MD

Dr. Dustin Sanchez is a staff psychiatrist at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He attended Stanford University and then University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency and child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University. He also completed a visiting fellowship in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Sanchez is double board certified in psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. In addition to inpatient and consultation-liaison psychiatry at Cottage Hospital, he provides psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and TMS in his outpatient practice. He is particularly interested in early identification and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, as well as global mental health issues. He is actively involved in teaching and frequently gives talks in the community.

Dr. Sanchez enjoys being active outdoors, relaxing with his family, and advancing his cooking skills. He is always looking for a travel adventure.

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