Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM

Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Women’s Mental Health
Program Director of Consultation-Liaison Fellowship
Chief, Psychiatry-Liaison Consultation Service, Froedtert Hospital
Medical Director, The Periscope Project

Dr. Christina L. Wichman joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in September 2009. After receiving her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center in 2003, she completed her residency in adult psychiatry, as well as fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Wichman has a subspecialty area of expertise in women's mental health, specifically within the area of psychopharmacology during pregnancy and lactation. Currently, Dr. Wichman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is the Director of Women's Mental Health as well as the Fellowship Director for the Consult-Liaison Fellowship Program. As the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, she oversees education for all trainees (medical student, resident, fellow) across the three Medical College of Wisconsin campuses.

Dr. Wichman’s academic interests mainly surround women’s mental health issues, especially surrounding pregnancy and the post-partum period, and has performed clinical research in this area. She has published and lectured extensively, nationally and internationally, on these topics.

Dr. Wichman is the Medical Director of The Periscope Project, a free resource for health care providers treating pregnant and postpartum women with mental health and substance use needs. By offering real-time teleconsultation, education materials and community resource information, The Periscope Project builds provider’s capacity to care for their pregnant and postpartum patients.

Outside of MCW, Dr. Wichman serves as on the governing council for the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. She is regularly named an Outstanding Medical Student Teacher for the Department of Psychiatry and recently received the John Gudman Golden Apple teaching award for resident education within the Department of Psychiatry. She has been consistently recognized by Best Doctors in America, as well as Milwaukee Magazine's Best Doctors in Milwaukee.

Dr. Wichman sees patients through her consultation work at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Campus, as well as within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Selected publications:

Mittal L, Wichman CL, Becker M. Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy and Breast-feeding: A Practical Guide for the General Psychiatrist. Psych Annuals 2015; 45 (8): 411-416.

Wichman CL. Managing Your Own Mood Lability: Use of Mood Stabilizers and Antipsychotics in Pregnancy. Current Psychiatry Reports 2015; 18(1): 1-5.

Laszewski A, Wichman CL, Doering JJ, Maletta K, Hammel J. Perinatal depression algorithm: A Home Visitor Step-by-Step Guide for Advanced Management of Perinatal Depressive Symptoms. ZTT 2016; 36(4): 2-9.

Publications of Christina L. Wichman, DO, FAPM from the Faculty Collaboration Database