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

Psychiatry Grand Rounds is open to the public at no cost. 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

Jan. 15, 2019

Using Design Methodology to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Service Delivery

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

  • Apply principles of the design process, including empathy, problem definition, ideation, prototyping, testing and iteration towards creatively innovating healthcare service delivery.
  • Reframe healthcare reform as a challenge of delivering services for chronic illness.
  • Discuss aspects of the chronic illness model to applicable behavioral health services.


Feb. 5, 2019

A Translational Study of Midfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Pregnant Women

Alice Graham, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

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

  • Discuss evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions for pregnant women.
  • Analyze proposed mechanisms of action for the effects of MBCT during pregnancy on reducing risk of postpartum depression.
  • Discuss maternal-placental-fetal stress biology and potential pathways through which MBCT could influence fetal brain development.
  • Discuss of the benefits and potential challenges of integrating intervention research with neuroimaging.

Feb. 26, 2019

Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes Following Discontinuation of Long Term Opioid Therapy in High-Risk Patients

Travis Lovejoy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU, Psychologist and Research Investigator, Portland VA

  • Describe historical trends in opioid prescribing in the U.S.
  • Identify the consequences of opioid taper and discontinuation among long-term opioid users.
  • Characterize anticipated changes in patients' pain following discontinuation of opioid therapy.

March 5, 2019

Deep Brain Stimulation for Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Progress, Challenges, and Possible Solutions

Alik Widge, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

  • Describe the clinical evidence for invasive neurostimulation in psychiatry.
  • Identify challenges unique to the design of clinical trials in brain stimulation.
  • Describe the application of biomarker-based therapies to improve clinical neurostimulation outcomes.

March 19, 2019

The Role of Psychedelics in Modern Psychiatry: A Review of the Evidence Base
Melissa Buboltz, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
Aryan Sarparast, M.D., PGY-2 Psychiatry Resident, OHSU
Payton Sterba, M.D., PGY-2 Psychiatry Resident, OHSU
Jovo Vijanderan, M.D., M.S., PGY-1 Psychiatry Resident, OHSU
  • Describe the historical, cultural, and political context for the therapeutic use of psychedelic substances in psychiatry.
  •  Summarize how MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD have been used and studied to treat psychiatric disorders.
  • Discuss the available evidence-base, potential risks vs benefits, and practical considerations regarding use of psychedelics in modern psychiatry.

March 26, 2019

The Clubhouse: An Evidenced Based Model for Recovery and Healing in the Community

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

  • Describe the International Clubhouse standards
  • Identify unique therapeutic qualities of the clubhouse
  • Provide adequate referrals to Portland's local clubhouse, NorthStar Clubhouse 

April 2, 2019

Topic Title and Presenter TBD


April 16, 2019

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Also Called Factitious Disorder Onto Another

Jessica Clarke, M.D.,Ph.D., Forensic Psychiatrist, internal Medicine and Psychiatry, OHSU

  • Identify key factors in diagnosing Munchausen Syndrome.
  • Consider Alternative Diagnoses that could be more appropriate.
  • Discuss how this may or may not intersect with medical child abuse. 

April 23, 2019

Preventing Suicide in Youth: Lessons from the OHSU Child & Adolescent Consultation-Liaison Service
Kyle Johnson, M.D., Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OHSU
Emma Larson, Fourth year medical student, OHSU 
  • Describe the epidemiology of suicide in our youth in Oregon and the US.
  • Identify the most common means used to attempt suicide in youth evaluated in the OHSU Pediatric Emergency Department.
  • Analyze means of decreasing the risk of youth dying by intentional ingestion of medications.

May 7, 2019

Update on the Dementia: Understanding the Symptoms

Linda Ganzini, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, OHSU

Anna Jung, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, OHSU

  • Distinguish the symptoms of the three most common types of dementia.
  • Understand the most common behavioral symptoms in dementia.
  • Describe the benefits and risks of the most common drugs used to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia.

May 21, 2019

Psycho Oncology: A Review of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment in Cancer Patients

Emina Bajrovic, M.D., Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Fellow, OHSU

Kristina Chechotka, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU, PES Psychiatrist, Unity Center for Behavioral Health

  • Describe depression diagnosis and treatment in cancer patients.
  • Identify anxiety diagnosis and treatment in cancer patients .
  • Analyze other psychiatric considerations in cancer patients.

June 4, 2019

Unique Challenges in the Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Athletes

Sydney Harvey, D.O., Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Fellow, OHSU

Anne Gross, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU, PES Medical Director, Unity Center for Behavioral Health

  • Describe the frequency and common causes of PTSD in athletes.
  • Identify psychological coping patterns and physiologic athletic adaptations which may mask symptoms of PTSD in the athletic population. 
  • Characterize athletes who may be at risk for development of PTSD and implement appropriate mental health screening strategies.
  • Describe treatment options and psychosocial interventions for athletes experiencing symptoms of PTSD.

June 18, 2019

Oregon Psychiatric Access Line Grows Up
Jonathan Betlinski, M.D., Director of Public Psychiatry and MEdical Director of OPAL-A, OHSU
Keith Cheng, M.D., Medical DIrector, OPAL-K, OHSU
  • Describe OPAL, including a summary of its development.
  • Identify three gaps in care addressed by OPAL.
  • Discuss ways in which technology can expand access to quality psychiatric care.

June 25, 2019

Topic Title and Presenter TBD