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 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 13, 2015

11:45 am- 1:00 pm, OHSU Hospital, 8th Floor Auditorium 

Special Grand Rounds: "Problem Gambling and Depression in Asian Pacific Americans" 

This cultural competency panel discussion is hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group, Department of Psychiatry, the Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP), and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Moderator: Amy Mee-Ran Kobus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Emcee: Catrinus Wallet, Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group


  • Priya Kundu, M.D., House Officer, OHSU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • Ami Hsu Lee, MSW, CSWA, Multicultural Mental Health Therapist and Clinical Supervisor/Instructor at OHSU Intercultural Psychiatric Program
  • Kim Truong-Pham, M.S., QMHP, Clinical Supervisor and Intake Coordinator, OHSU Intercultural Psychiatric Program
  • Sandy Tsuneyoshi, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and former Director, Asian & Pacific Islander American Student Services, Intercultural Student Services at Oregon State University


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.


June 2, 2015

Topic: "Jurisdictional Discharges of Insanity Acquittees in Oregon"

Stephanie Lopez, M.D., Assistant Professor, OHSU/ Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the legal and ethical rationale for the insanity defense;
  • Explain the processes by which insanity acquittees can be released from the state hospital;
  • Describe the improvements at the state hospital that have led to an increase in jurisdictional discharges from the state hospital.

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