Grand Rounds

8B60 Auditorium

Typically held the 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
Noon to 1:00 pm, 8B60, 8th Floor, OHSU Hospital (unless otherwise noted)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds provides continuing medical education for the public. 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 Psychiatry 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.

Accessing Psychiatry Grand Rounds Remotely

Our lectures are accessible to be viewed remotely, simply connect using this link:

To receive CME credit, you must watch the lecture live during the time of the presentation. After you watch the Grand Rounds, you can submit your attendance by filling out an evaluation survey, the link to which is given in the announcement emails. You can sign up for the announcements below. If you have any questions please contact the Grand Rounds Coordinator, Micaela Sandoval at or 503-494-4818.


Grand Rounds Notification

We send out notifications a few days in advance of Grand Rounds. If you would like to receive these notifications, please fill out the form below.

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 Program Co-Chair:

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

 Assistant Program Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training, OHSU

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Program Co-Chair:

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

Associate Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, OHSU

Board-certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry

Grand Rounds Committee Members: Sean Stanley, Maya Lopez, Liz Stevenson, Neisha D'souza, Joel Mack, Jonathan Betlinski, Bita Moghaddam, Steve Dobscha, Craigan Usher, Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, Linda Schmidt, David Nagarkatti-Gude, and Lindsay Howard.

Program Coordinator:   503-494-4818


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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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, pharmacists, and all physicians. Additionally, Psychiatry Grand Rounds is open to the public.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Schedule

Nov. 27, 2018 

Ketamine Treatment for an Adolescent with Psychotic Depression

Keith Cheng, M.D. - Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU. Interim Medical Director, Adolescent Program at Unity Center for Behavioral Health

Jay Kothari, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU. Psychistrist, Unity Center for Behavioral Health

Paria Zarrinnegar, M.D. - Adjunct Assistant Professor, OHSU. Psychiatrist, Unity Center for Behavioral Health

  • List the indications for using Ketamine to treat mood disorders in adolescents.
  • Discuss the present protocols for administering Ketamine infusions.
  • Analyze the present theories of the mechanism of action of Ketamine.
  • Discuss the present barriers for using Ketamine in adolescents.


Dec. 4, 2018

Interventional Psychiatry: ECT, TMS, and Ketamine

Anne Fang, M.D. - Director of ECT Services, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

Jon Wilson, M.D. - PGY-4 Psychiatry Resident, OHSU

  • Identify indications for ECT, TMS, and Ketamine.
  • Describe contraindications and common adverse effects of each treatment option.
  • Compare and contrast the risks versus benefits of each treatment option.
  • Discuss medication modification in anticipation of ECT treatments.
  • Describe what patients should expect during each type of treatment.


Dec. 18, 2018

First-Episode Psychosis: Learning from One Young Person's Experience 

Craigan Usher, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Program Director Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training

  • Identify common symptoms of emerging psychosis/schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  • List three "go to" or first-line agents to address the symptoms of psychosis
  • Describe two advantages and two disadvantages of utilizing long-acting injectable (LAI) medications
  • Utilize materials from this grand rounds for psychoeducation with families
  • List principles of "third wave" cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis (CBTp) to help young people, transition age youth, and adults who are impacted by psychosis 

Jan. 15, 2019

Topic Title TBD

Erik Vanderlip, M.D., M.P.H. - Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Primary Care, Zoom Care


Feb. 5, 2019

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Pregnant Women

Alice Graham, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, OHSU Psychiatry

Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, Ph.D - Stress, Cognition, Affect, and Neuroimaging Lab, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU