Anthony F. Lehman, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry: Dr. Lehman has focused his clinical, teaching and research activities on improving the quality of life for those who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. In addition to investigating the impact of substance use on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, Dr. Lehman has studied the effectiveness of innovative psychiatric treatment programs for the homeless. Much of his research has examined outcomes including his role as the Principal Investigator for the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team. Dr. Lehman has received numerous awards from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and he recently received the 2004 Robert Cancro Best Chairman Award by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., Clinical Professor: As the President and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, Dr. Sharfstein had led that institution from a long-term inpatient hospital to a comprehensive and integrated health system. He is a national expert in health care economics and is the past president of the American Psychiatric Association. In a variety of capacities in the APA and other organizations, Dr. Sharfstein is a powerful spokesperson for maintaining quality resident education as psychiatry and medicine as a whole move through the current economic storms.
Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D., Assistant Professor, Director of Residency Training, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Program, Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry: Dr. Ehrenreich is an expert in the psychiatric care of the medically ill. As the Director of the Division of CL Psychiatry, he developed an HIV mental health and substance abuse clinic, a Medical Crisis Counseling Center, and specialized consultation services to the organ transplant programs, the cancer center, the diabetes clinic, and a vocational rehabilitation service. He has been actively involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows for over 20 years.
The Faculty: 143 paid faculty and 175 volunteer faculty members provide a approaches in modern psychiatry, from the psychodynamic to the biological, and have interests which span an enormous variety of topics, from neurotransmitters to neuroimaging to psychoanalysis to ethics and philosophy. All of these approaches and interests coexist comfortably in our Department.
The Residents: We also encourage leadership in our residents. In addition to leadership in the training program, residents are encouraged to apply for national awards and fellowships. In recent years, our residents have received the APA Glaxo Welcome Fellowship, the American College of Psychiatrists' Laughlin Fellowship, the APA Janssen Research Scholarship, the Biological Psychiatry Travel Fellowship, the NIMH Research Colloquium Scholar, the APA/CMHS Minority Fellowship, the ACNP Minority Fellowship, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Ginsberg Fellowship, and the resident membership to ACGME Residency Review Committee in Psychiatry.