Program Overview


The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program was funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1991 and is currently directed by Linda Ganzini, M.D., M.P.H.

The program has received full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since its inception. Several program graduates, who are staff geropsychiatrists at OHSU and Portland VAMC, participate as principal faculty in this Fellowship program.


John Wilson, MD (Residency: Oregon Health and Science University)

Mary LaJoy, MD (Residency: Brown University)


GRADUATES who have maintained a teaching or research role with the department of psychiatry include

  • Linda Ganzini, M.D. (1989)
  • David Douglas, M.D. (1993)
  • Kevin Smith, M.D. (1998)
  • Sahana Misra, M.D. (1998)
  • Kristen Dunaway, M.D. (2003)
  • David Mansoor, M.D. (2009)
  • Jeanette Ardans, M.D. (2010)
  • Vanessa McDonald, D.O. (2011)
  • Katherine Tacker, M.D. (2011)
  • Joel Mack, M.D. (2012)
  • Michael Yao, M.D. (2013)
  • Neisha D'Souza, M.D. (2014)
  • Clara Ruiz, M.D. (2014)

Other Graduates

  • Allison Gullo, M.D. (2012)

Members of the combined OHSU/VA Psychiatry faculty have American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology subspecialty certification (Added-Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry).