George A. Keepers M.D.

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  • Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry School of Medicine

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Expertise

  • Psychiatry

Special focus on

  • Psychiatry (Adult Outpatient-General)
  • Residency:

    • Psychiatry-Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
  • Certifications:

    • Psychiatry

Biography

George A. Keepers, M.D., a 1977 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine completed residency training at OHSU in 1981. Subsequent to residency training he spent two years at the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the National Health Scholarships Corp prior to joining the OHSU faculty as a staff psychiatrist at the Portland Veteran's Administration Medical Center (PVAMC). He left the PVAMC in 1991 as chief of inpatient psychiatry to take the position of director of residency training in psychiatry at OHSU. In 2001 he was asked to serve as interim chair of the department. In 2004, Dr. Keepers was named to the Carruthers Professorship in Psychiatry and appointed department chair.

Dr. Keepers' earliest research interests included the psychopharmacological treatments of schizophrenia and side effects of these treatments, acute extra-pyramidal side effects (dystonia, akathisia and parkinsonism), tardive dyskinesia, and other aspects of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology. His current clinical and research interests continue to be in the field of neuropsychiatry. He is the director of the Complex Neuropsychiatry Clinic and director of the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic.

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Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

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