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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

In the departmental listings, the following notations signify particular faculty appointments:

* Secondary appointment
+ Part time
^ Faculty member with secondary appointment outside the School of Medicine
# Faculty member with primary appointment outside the School of Medicine

Mark H. Rapaport, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professors Emeriti

James N. Brawner Jr.,Michael Davis, Henry C. Eddleman III, Bernard L. Frankel, Sarah E. Herbert, Bernard Holland, Lawrence Ben Inderbitzin, Dorothy S. Jaeger-Lee, Steve Jaffe, Wayne M. Langford, John J. Madden, Rosalind M. Mance, Richard P. Michael, Beth J. Seelig, Sandra Sexton, K. V. Thrivikraman, Bandupriya P. Vidadagama, Gerald W. Vogel, Charles West, Ronald Whitten, Doris Zumpe

Professors

James D. Bremner, Marianne Celano, Robert M. Cohen, Claire D. Coles+, Linda Craighead#, W. Edward Craighead+, Arden D. Dingle, Sander Gilman*, Mark M. Goodman*, Leonard L. Howell, Nadine J. Kaslow, Ami Klin*, Michael Kuhar+, Allan Levey*, Steven T. Levy, Helen S. Mayberg, William M. McDonald, Carolyn Meltzer*, Andrew H. Miller, Michael Owens, Michael Phillips, Paul M. Plotsky, Kerry Ressler, Barbara O. Rothbaum, Larry Evans Tune, Jay M. Weiss, Drew Westen, Larry J. Young #, Stuart M. Zola #

Associate Professors

Ann J. Abramowitz#, Farooq Amin, Peter Ash, Frank W. Brown, Miles Crowder, Joseph F. Cubells*, Barbara D'Orio, Erica Duncan#, Karen P. G. Drexler#, Benjamin J. Druss#, Eugene W. Farber, Andrew C. Furman, Steven J. Garlow, Roderick Gilkey#, Gail G. McGee, Becky L. Kinkeasd,  Raymond J. Kotwicki,  Donald Jeffrey Newport, Lisa Parr, Donald G. Rainnie, Mar M. Sanchez,  Ann C. Schwartz, David Shafer, Keith A. Wood

Assistant Professors

S. Carolyn Acker, Mark D. Ackerman, Nicole Almeida, Richard P. Amar, Wendy Baer+, David R. Baltzell, Carla Bevy*, Elisabeth B. Binder, Joseph W. Bishop, Behk Bradley-Davino, Heather Calberg, Jennifer Liam Casarella+, Mukta Chandora, Kellie A. Clearo, Marietta H. Collins,  Robert O. Cotes, Monica K. Cowles+, Jocelyn Smith Cox, Nancy B. D'Abadie, Jared Defife, Marie A. DeWitt, Marina F. Demetrashvilli#, Boadie W. Dunlop, Glenn J. Egan, Pamela Eilender, Robert Elliott, Ayman Fareed, Lisa Ferdinand, Scott D. Firestone, Susan P. Gantt+, Mary Rose Geradi, Robert Gerardi, Charles R. Gillespie, Lawrence J. Giustra Jr.+, Toby Goldsmith, Alberto Luis Gonzalez, Alyson Goodwin, Vanessa Gordon-Brown, Shannon Gourley*, Chanda Graves, Leah Habib, Patrick J. Haggard+, Ebrahim Haroon, Adriana Hermida, Karen Michele Hochman+#,  Karen K. Howell, Kristine Hsu, Ayisha Jameel, Katria Johnson, Tanja Jovanovic, Catherine Jones, Sarah Juul, Julie Kable, Ishrat Khan, Laura Kurlyandick, Noriel Lim, Erica D. Lee, Evelyn Lemoine, Mary E. Lynch, Viviana L. Mahoney, Belinda McIntosh, LaTasha McKenzie-Mack, Laura Mee+, Andrea Michels, Jean Muench, Emil C. Muly III, Manoranjani I. Naidu, Geetha M. Nampiaparampil, Walid Nassif, # Gretchen Neigh, Seth Norrholm, Fionan M. O'Griofa, Opal Ousley, Julie Pace, Reed Pitre, Patrico Riva Posse, David C. Purselle, Jeffrey J. Rakofsky. Cynthia Ramirez, David J. Ready, Jose R. Riefkohl, James Rilling#, Aida Yolanda Saldivia, Jeff D. Sanders, Perry G. Seese+, Amit Shahane,  Sanjay M. Sharma, Manisha Shroff, Diana I. Simeonova, Kelley Skelton, Alicia Smith, Jennifer Smith. Kisha Stephens, Lindsay Stewart, Ravi K. Telakapalli, Nancy J. Thompson*, Sreedevi Vayalapalli, David L. Walker, Martha Ward, Carol L. Webb+, Margaret Weigel, Tamara Weiss, Neil E. Whicker, Natasha Whitfield, Janet L. Will, Aliza Wingo, Stephanie S. Winn+, Jennifer P. Wootten, Fedrick Wu, Raymond Young

Instructor

Negar Fani, Yanire Nieves*

Senior Associates

Jennifer Felger, Carol B. Levy, Phyllis B. Rosen

Adjunct Professors

Gene G. Abel+, Elliot Albers, Wendy Jacobson, James Fly Jones+, Arnold J. Mandell+, Donald Manning, Martha Thompson

Adjunct Associate Professors

Robert Jay Alpern+, Joseph Bona, Catherine Deering, Sybil Ginsburg, Salley S. Jessee, Elizabeth King, Edward Leader+, Herman W. Martin Jr.+, Julie Rand, Karen A. Selz+, Quentin T. Smith+, Paul Trudeau

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Bhushan Agharkar, Richard Amar, Gail F. Anderson, James Andrews, Ted Anfinson, Lenora Ashley, Millie Astin, Ashraf Attalla, Karen Bailey-Smith, Michael W. Bain+, Lou Barbato, Melanie Bliss, Nina Brazell Bass+, Corey Beck, Navjot Bedi, Ephi Betan, Smitha Bhandari, Michelle Broth, Samuel B. Brown+, Joseph Browning, Mary Burns, Esther Burstein,  Lucile Capuron, Adolph Casal+, Susan E. Chance+, Michael Eric Chavez, Lisa Cheyette, Getchen Collins, Mark Corsale, Deirdre Evans Cosby, Shannon Croft, Chris Crowe, Laurie Culp, Katrina Davino, Jared Defife, Sarah Dunn, Cheryl Louise Eschbach+, Nicole Fier, Kenneth Fleishman, Adriana Flores, Philip Flores, Alexandre Franco, Lara Frye, Susan Furman, George K. Ganaway+, Betsy A. Gard+, John O. Gaston+, Mark Gilson+, Carol Glover, Felissa Goldstein, Paula Gomes, Jennifer J. Gould+, Yolanda P. Graham+, Jeana Griffith, Esther Harbert, Patrice A. Harris+ Nzinga Harrison, Philip Heilpern, Shamina Henkel, Mary Lisa Henry, Sarah Herbert, Barry Herman, Allison Hill, Paul E. Holzheimer III, Mary Lisa Huber, Mark James, Yudit Jung, Judy B. Kisla+,  Carol P. Kleemeier+, Jonathan Levy, David S. Lipsig+, Robert Manis+,  Nathan Mascaro, Gail A. Mattox+,  Anita Mikita, Lauren Moffitt, John M. Nardo+, Barbara Nguyen, Ndiya Nkongho, Paul O'Leary, Matthew W. Norman+, Derek O'Brien, John Paddock, Karen Padron, Jae Pak, Helen C. Panarites+, Ash Pandya, Carmine M. Pariante+, Melinda Parrill-Burnstein+, Cecile Pasion-Bregman, Viorica Pencea, Arun A. Pol+, Bryan Price, Funmilayo Rachal, Charles Raison, Svathi Reddy, William Reeves, Carli Reis, Susan Reviere, Catherine Rice, Lisa Rosof, Bruce Rudisch, Corliss Rupp, Roy Quincy Sanders+, Noelle Santorelli, Alexandra Sawicki, Nadia Sawicki, Brian Schief, Karen Schwartz, Vanderlyn Sewell, Kathryne Nugent Shands+, Angela E. Shannon+, Nathan Shapira, Susan Shelton, Regina Sherman, Robert M. Slayden+, Chaundrissa Smith, Josh Spitalnik, Leah Stock-Landis, Beverly Stoute, Mary Summerville, Columbus Downing Tait Jr.+, Libby Tannenbaun, Brian Keith Teliho+, Brian H. Thomas+, Carol B. Thompson+, Gordon Tuttle, Mark Vakkur+, Calvin Vanderplate+, Michael Vaughn, Richard Waldman, Steven Walfish+, Lyndon Dale Waugh+, William Kingsley Weatherly Jr.+, Alan Weinberg, Kristin Weinschenk, Laura Westin, Glenda Wren, Jane Yates, Denis Zanodny, Charles Alger Zapf+, Hugo J. Zee+,Elana Zimand

Clinical Professor Emeritus

Peery Grant, Jr., John Griffin, Peter Mayfield, Burness Moore, Sandra Sexson, Douglas Skelton, Ralph Roughton

MD 730. Clinical Psychiatry and the Psychiatric Aspects of Medical Care

Six weeks. Credit, 6 hours. Clinical Clerkship. There are ten overall learning objectives of this clerkship. Students are expected to gain competency in 1) psychiatric assessment and differential diagnosis, 2) biopsychosocial case formulation, 3) recognition and treatment of the major psychiatric disorders,4) management of the most common psychiatric problems encountered in general medicine, 5) management of acute psychiatric emergencies, 6) knowledge and skill in ethical dilemmas in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, 7) comfort in interviewing patients and discussing difficult topics, 8) ability to cultivate a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to patient care, 9) identifying inextricable links between mental and physical helath and strategies to manage related medical co morbidities and 10) appreciation of the importance and relevance of talk therapy in medicine.

Emphasis is on the clinical application of principles of psychiatry learned in the first two years. Students are assigned clinical clerkships on the inpatient psychiatric wards at Grady Memorial Hospital, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wesley Woods Health Center, the DeKalb Crisis Center, and Emory University Hospital. Rotations are offered on the consultation-liaison services at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Assignment to child psychiatry at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is also possible. Outpatient experience is available at Skyland Trail and is also possible at many of the clinical teaching sites.

Clinical responsibilities include obtaining admission history and physical examinations, formulating psychodynamic aspects of the case, psychiatric differential diagnosis, and actively participating in the psychotherapeutic and the psychopharmacologic management of patient treatment. Students attend and participate in rounds and ward teaching conferences as well. An additional component of the clinical duties of this rotation is participation in emergency room call at the Crisis Intervention Service at Grady Memorial Hospital.

A weekly clinical case teaching conference is held with an attending physician to demonstrate interview techniques, discuss differential diagnosis and allow for in-depth discussion of psychodynamics of selected patients. A lecture series covers major clinical aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of major psychiatric disorders including the anxiety disorders, depression, dementia, delirium, personality disorders, psychopharmacology, psychiatric emergencies and schizophrenia. A comprehensive syllabus with selected readings is provided. There is a midterm oral examination and an end of clerkship departmental oral examination in addition to the national miniboard in psychiatry. Clinical evaluations are a part of the final letter grade.

Discovery Phase

Some students who have become interested in psychiatry and may be considering a future career in the speciality, like to have additional exposure to the field and apply to spend their five month Discovery Phase project working under close supervision with one of our faculty. Within the deaprtment there are opportunities to explore basic and clinical research in areas in a variety of topics within the M3 Curriculum. Interested students work with Dr. Ray Kotwicki, Director of Medical Student Education, to outline the best plan to successfully complete this phase of training.

Elective Opportunities

These opportunities expand a student's knowledge and understanding of the clinical and research aspects of psychiatry and involve students in specific areas of the field such as psychopharmacology, substance abuse, and psychiatry in community settings. Some of the areas offered are child psychiatry, crisis intervention, inpatient care with emphasis on drug management, psychophysiologic disorders, forensic psychiatry, community psychiatry and substance abuse. Research opportunities cover a wide variety of topics, including biological psychiatry and genetic aspects of mental illness.