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

May 7, 2019

Update on the Dementias

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 28, 2019

Location Change: Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 11th Floor The Vey Auditorium

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

Psychiatric Considerations in Menopause
Linda Schmidt, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, OHSU
Deborah Yaeger, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychiatrist in the Center for Women's Health, OHSU
  • Recognize risk factors for developing depressive symptoms during menopause.
  • Discuss the effects of estrogen on the brain.
  • Identify the key symptoms areas to explore when evaluating women undergoing menopause