Adult Psychiatry Residency


Mark Kinzie, M.D., Ph.D.

Residency: UCLA
Medical School: OHSU
From: Portland, OR
Interests in Psychiatry: Cross-cultural Psychiatry, working with trauma survivors

Kristen Dunaway, M.D.

Fellowship: Geriatric Psychiatry at OHSU/PVAMC
Residency: OHSU
Interests in Psychiatry: geriatrics, administrative psychiatry

Welcome from the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Thank you for your interest in OHSU's Adult Psychiatry Residency Program.  Our graduates have become leaders in psychiatry and medicine around the world, which speaks to the accomplishments of our innovative program.

A successful career in psychiatry requires three ingredients: access to a diverse patient population, skill in caring for those patients and a professional identity.  OHSU's extensive network of patient care, research and educational resources can provide you with these important assests on your journey towards a successful residency and career.

Patient Care

As the major medical university in the state of Oregon, OHSU cares for patients from all backgrounds. Our residents train in inpatient psychiatry and medical units at the University as well as the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center.  Our residents also care for civily committed and forensic patients at the Oregon State Hospital, a 665 bed hospital that employs 18 OHSU psychiatrists, most of whom are ABPN board certified in forensic psychiatry.

Our residents begin treating outpatients during their second year of training.  They have access to patients at the university and VA in continuity and consultative clinics.  Residents can elect to treat patients as both the primary care physician and psychiatrist in our PPMC.

Additionally, we have a nationally recognized Public Psychiatry Training Program that offers access to patients of all walks of life from across the Pacific Northwest.  Our Intercultural Psychiatric Program is internationally recognized in caring for traumatized and tortured refugees.

Clinical training

At OHSU, we focus on developing well-rounded psychiatrist who are expert in treating patients from biopsychosocial perspective.  

Biologically, we offer extensive training in psychopharmacology and somatic therapies.  Our interns have detailed didactic training in psychopharmacology. During the second and third years, our residents participate in a two year Neuroscience at the Interface series.

Psychologically, we offer a four year curriculum in psychotherapy.  We begin with interviewing and  the  supportive elements of psychotherapy in the first year, and later branch out to cognitive-psychotherapy and psychodynamic therapies as well as family and couples therapy.

From a social psychiatry perspective, we offer specific training in public and community psychiatry, as well as training in cross-cultural and forensic psychiatry. Finally, we help residents transition to independent practice with a seminar series directed by the Chair of Psychiatry.

Profession Development

Career-long satisfaction in medicine can be greatly enhanced through a connection to professional organizations and development of a professional identity. To assist with this professional development, we have created an innovative residency curriculum which includes a distinct research track. Residents are encouraged to identify their professional area of interest early in residency with the hopes of supporting early career development such as completing research projects, publishing journal articles, and identifying mentors. The research track residents meet twice monthly during didactics to focus on track specifc group and personal goals. 

To learn more about applying to our program, click here.

Mark Kinzie, MD, PhD, Program Director

Kristen Dunaway, MD, Associate Program Director, VA Medical Center


A Welcome Note from Dr. George Keepers, Chair of the Psychiatry Department