Lester E. Love, MD
Co-Director of Outpatient Psychiatry Training
Dr. Lester Love is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Family Medicine as well as serves as the Medical Director for the Tulare County Department of Mental Health. Dr. Love was raised in Chicago, Illinois where he received his B.A. in biology from The University of Chicago. Upon graduation he was accepted to ten of the highest ranked medical schools but deferred entrance and, instead, first earned graduate degrees in philosophy, engineering, theology and computer science. During his graduate studies he dedicated a large amount of time to high school teaching in Central America and hospice work in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Love eventually resumed his medical education at the University of California, San Francisco where he received his M.D. and completed residencies in both family practice and psychiatry. Dr. Love has participated in multiple clinical, research, and teaching appointments.