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

Oct. 16, 2018

Psychiatric Security Review Board

Alison Bort, J.D., Ph.D. - Executive Director, Psychiatric Security Review Board, State of Oregon

  • Differentiate "guilty Except for Insanity" and PSRB civil commitments from other legal adjudications available to individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness.
  • Chart the course of an individual adjudicated GEI from arrest through discharge or jurisdictional lapse, and learn the role of the PSRB in each of these stages.
  • Identify the two findings necessary to maintain PSRB jurisdiction and the factors considered by the PSRB in its decision-making related to conditional release or discharge.
  • Discuss the challenges and barriers faced by individuals under the jurisdiction of the PSRB.


Oct. 23, 2018

The Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxic Chemicals on the Developing Brain

Bruce Lanphear, M.D.,M.P.H. - Professor of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

  •  List three or more toxic chemicals that have consistently been associated with the development of learning problems or behavioral problems in children. 
  • Describe the three prospective studies that have found childhood lead exposure is associated with the development of antisocial behaviors.
  • Describe why prevalent risk factors that are only associated with subtle impacts on individuals can have substantial impacts on population health. 


Nov. 6, 2018

Evidence Based Approach to Low Libido in Women

Nicole Cirino, M.D. - Director of the Division of Women's Mental Health and Wellness, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OHSU

  • Identify Neurobiological etiology of libido in women, particularly in the female psychiatric patient.
  • List at least 3 behavioral approaches that can improve libido in women.
  • List at least 3 psychopharmacologic treatments that can address low libido in the female psychiatric patient.

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

Topic TBD