Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Jon A Lehrmann, MD

Jon A. Lehrmann, MD
Charles E. Kubly Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Chairman and Professor

“The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is a dedicated community of compassionate, expert, inspired, professional clinicians, academicians, staff, and trainees committed to improving the lives of persons affected by psychiatric diseases, concurrent disorders, behavior-related illnesses, and social- environmental conditions impeding mental health.

This mission is accomplished through the pursuit of six core values: (1) scholarship and research, (2) education, (3) clinical service, (4) community outreach, (5) bioethical principles, and (6) leadership and administration.”

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53226


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Tosa Center, 3rd Floor
1155 North Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53226



Administrative Office:

Phone: (414) 955-8990
Fax:    (414) 955-6299


All Patient and Pharmacy Requests: 

Phone: (414) 955-8900
Fax:    (414) 955-6285





Grand Rounds Schedule    

Grand Rounds June 2014

June 4, 2014
“United States of Mind:  A Conversation on the Shared Experiences of the Sikh and Veteran Communities”
Michael McBride, MD, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, VAMC
Kanwardeep Kaleka, M-3, MCW
Jerome Serdynski, OIF Veteran
1. Compare and contrast the effects of trauma on two disparate communities
2. Understand the mechanism of classical conditioning in the genesis and treatment of trauma induced anxiety
3. Discuss novel approaches to address anxiety in both Sikh and Veteran communities

June 11, 2014
“Reducing the Burden of Suicide:  Reducing Access to Lethal Means”
Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, MCW
Director, Injury Research Center, MCW
Jennifer Hernandez-Meier, Research Scientist, Injury Research Center, MCW
1. Learn about suicide epidemiology and methodology
2. Understand the public health approach to addressing and reducing suicide
3. Identify specific strategies for reducing access to lethal means of suicide

June 18, 2014
“The Consult-Liaison Service at Froedtert Hospital:  Case Files”
Thomas Heinrich, MD, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, MCW
Neil Brahmbhatt, DO, PGY-3 Psychiatry Resident, MCW
Jason Burns, MD, PGY-3 Psychiatry Resident, MCW
Elizabeth Hamlin, MD, PGY-3 Psychiatry Resident, MCW
1. Identify a common, often minor, side effect of an antipsychotic medication that may progress to dangerous proportions
2. Recognize the importance of the internet and lay-press in disseminating "knowledge" to our patients
3. Describe how medical illness may manifest with neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms

June 25 2014
No Grand Rounds

*All programs are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Call 414-955-7250 for information.

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201 N. Mayfair Road, 5th Floor
Milwaukee, WI  53226

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