Grand Rounds


Program Chair: William H. Wilson, M.D.
Program Coordinator: p 503 494-8205


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry residents and fellows, medical students, social workers, masters in administration, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. Additionally, Psychiatry Grand Rounds is open to the public.


Typically held the 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month

Noon to 1pm, 8B60, 8th Floor, OHSU Hospital (unless otherwise noted)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds provides continuing medical education for the target audience. We strive to enable discussion that is both about and involves the patient so the physician can better understand the depth of one's mental illness. In Grand Rounds we explore the history of certain policies and procedures in place for handling mentally ill patients and what can happen to improve care and treatment that they receive, as well as to better explain and expand on various forms of mental illness and how treatment should be approached and practiced by the clinician.

Grand Rounds Schedule

April 7, 2015

Topic: "Pediatric Inpatient Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry: Review of a New Program" 

Kyle Johnson, M.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, OHSU

John Sheridan, LCSW, Departments of Psychiatry and Liaison Service, OHSU

David Sheridan, M.D., Fellow, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • The attendee will discuss the need for developing new, creative programs for assessing and treating children and adolescents in acute psychiatric crisis;

  • The attendee will describe the new consultation-liaison program developed by the OHSU Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry;

  • The attendee will explain the impact this new program has had on mental health care provided to youth in crisis at OHSU.


April 21, 2015- New Location: Marion Miller Auditorium, 11th Floor Vey

Conference Center- Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Topic: "Working with Defective Memory, the Case in Schizophrenia"

Massoud Stephane, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry OHSU; Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the concept of working memory and assess working memory models;
  • Discuss essential methodological aspects of experiments to evaluate working memory;
  • Describe how working memory deficits in schizophrenia contribute to the functional impairment; 
  • Discuss ways clinicians can help individuals with schizophrenia mitigate the functional impairment due to working memory   deficits.


April 28, 2015

Topic: "Patient- Targeted Googling: A Modern Ethical Dilemma"

Whitney Black, M.D., Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Megan Brown, M.D., Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Neisha D'Souza, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Define patient-targeted Googling (PTG);
  • Describe potential implications of patient-targeted Googling on mental health care and outcomes;
  • Describe ethical principles relevant to patient-targeted Googling;
  • Describe a practical framework for approaching patient-targeted Googling.


May 5, 2015

Topic: "Mind-Reading with fMRI"

Octavio Choi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry OHSU; Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe basic areas of Neurolaw;
  • Identify brain areas active during cognitive tasks such as lying;
  • Review the use of neuroscience evidence in legal proceedings.


May 19, 2015

Topic: "Immunotherapeutic Treatment Strategies for Substance Dependence"

Jennifer Loftis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry OHSU

Learning Objectives: TBA


May 26, 2015

Topic: "Postpartum Obsessions and Compulsions that Involve Infant Harm: Diagnosis and Treatment"

Nicole Cirino, M.D., Director of Mental Health & Wellness Division, Center for Women's Health, OHSU 

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis in postpartum women with thoughts of harming their infant;
  • Describe and implement acute treatment interventions for these women;
  • Discuss the role of reproductive hormones in the etiology of postpartum illness.

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