Edmond H. Pi, MD is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. He is former Medical Director of the Department of Mental Health (DMH), State of California. Dr. Pi is also a former Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffin School of Medicine. Among his many honors, Professor Pi has been listed among the Best Doctors in America (Psychiatry) since 1994, and America’s Top Doctors (Psychiatry) since 2001. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr. Pi is an accomplished researcher in the fields of cross-cultural psychiatry and psychopharmacology. Dr. Pi has been very active on both the national and international mental health scenes. He serves as President of the Association of Chinese American Psychiatrists, Vice President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists and a Board Member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA). Professor Pi’s expertise is sought internationally; he has held a Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at a number of institutions in China, including Capital Medical University and Tsinghua University School of Medicine, both in Beijing, Shantou University, School of Medicine in Guangdong. In addition, he is an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Central South University in Hunan and a Guest Research Fellow of the Institute for International Intellectual Property of Peking University, China. Dr. Pi is a willing and active contributor to the community, his services included membership on the American Red Cross, San Gabriel Chapter, California; the Mental Health Association in Los Angeles County; Executive Board and member of the California Governor’s Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities. He is Chairman of the President’s Council on Chinese Garden “Liu Fang Yuan” of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California. Dr. Pi has been a Member of the Committee of 100 since 1991 and served as Board of Directors from 1993-1998.