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Marissa A. Flaherty, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Psychiatry

Administrative Title:

Director of Medical Student Education

Additional Title:

Director for Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry

Phone (Primary):

410-328-2207

Phone (Secondary):

410-328-6325

Fax:

410-328-1212

Education and Training

Education

Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Psychological and Brain Sciences, 2010

University of Maryland School of Medicine, M.D., 2014

               

Post Graduate Education and Training

University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency, 2014-2018

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board Certification, 2018

Biosketch

Dr. Marissa Flaherty is a board certified adult psychiatrist and Director for Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry. She is a community psychiatrist with an interest in treating severe mental illness through recovery oriented care. She is involved in community advocacy for increasing mental health resources for the residents of Baltimore and the surrounding areas. She has a passion for teaching and is involved in teaching both medical students and residents in psychiatry. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

severe mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, community mental health, medical student education, medical student wellness, psychiatry resident education

Highlighted Publications

Additional Publication Citations

  • Flaherty, Marissa “The Effects of Dance Therapy on Pediatric Patients,” The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Senior Poster Session. Baltimore, MD, May 2010. [Poster].
  •  Flaherty, Marissa “The Best Four Years of Your Life: A Preliminary Analysis of Happiness Levels of Students in America, French and English Universities,” Social Psychology Course, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, May 2010. [Oral presentation/workshop].
  • Flaherty, Marissa “Driving Your Head into a Brick Wall: Role of Psychiatrists after Head Injuries in the National Football League and Beyond,” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Medical Student/Resident Poster Competition, Toronto, ON. 2015 [Poster].
  • Hackman, A., Adams, C., Naveen, M., Flaherty, M. “Psychiatrist Run Dual Diagnosis Groups on an ACT team” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Medical Student/Resident Poster Competition, Toronto, ON. 2015 [Workshop].
  • Rowe, P. Marden, C. Flaherty, M. Johns, A. Fan, J. Fontaine, K. Violand, R. “Impaired Range of Motion in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 2012. [Poster].
  •  Rowe, P. Marden, C. Jasion, S. Cranston E. Flaherty, M. Kelly K. “Increased prevalence of delayed milk protein hypersensitivity among adolescents and young adults with chronic fatigue syndrome.” Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, May 2013. [Poster].
  • Flaherty, M., Peroski, M.  “Improvement of Catatonia After Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Medical Student/Resident Poster Competition, San Diego, CA. 2017. [Poster].
  • Peroski, M. Flaherty, M. “Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Review of Three Cases and Discussion of the Literature” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Medical Student/Resident Poster Competition, San Diego, CA. 2017. [Poster].
  • Morrow, C., Peroski, M., Flaherty, M., Krishna, N.  “Discrimination and social isolation in refugees with mental illness: a case report” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Medical Student/Resident Poster Competition, San Diego, CA. 2017. [Poster].
  • Hackman, A., Lacap, C., Adams, C., Flaherty, M., Hodzic,V., Ehrenreich, B., Spitzer, J. “Teaching Medical Students About Psychiatry: Planting the Seeds for Integrated Care” IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference, New Orleans, LA. 2017 [Oral Presentation/Workshop].
  • Flaherty, M., Hodzic, V., Miller, C., Wilk, C., Hernandez, A., Weintraub, E. “Responding to Violent Behavioral Emergencies: Educating Interdisciplinary Staff” 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, Dublin, IE. 2017 [Poster].
  • Hodzic, V., Wilk, C., Miller, C., Hernandez, A., Flaherty, M., Weintraub, E. “Collaboration Between Mental Health and Law Enforcement Professionals in Behavioral Emergencies in Baltimore, Maryland, USA” 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, Dublin, IE. 2017 [Poster].
  • Hodzic, V., Wilk, C., Miller, C., Hernandez, A., Flaherty, M., Weintraub, E. “Mental Health and Criminal Justice System Collaborative Approach to Violence Reduction in Baltimore, MD, USA” 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, Dublin, IE. 2017 [Poster].
  • Flaherty, M., Gauer, E. “Vitamin D Supplementation and Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Medical Student/Resident Poster Competition, New York, NY. 2018. [Poster].
  • Peroski, M., Park, B., Flaherty, M. “Challenges of Medical Clearance through Clinical Cases” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Medical Student/Resident Poster Competition, New York, NY0 2018. [Poster].
  • Hodzic, V., Wilk, C., Miller, C., Hernandez, A., Flaherty, M., Weintraub, E. “Collaboration Between Mental Health and Law Enforcement Professionals in Behavioral Emergencies in Baltimore, Maryland, USA” Summit for Clinical Care Conference, Baltimore, MD. 2018 [Poster].
  • Flaherty, M., Hodzic, V., Miller, C., Wilk, C., Hernandez, A., Weintraub, E. “Responding to Violent Behavioral Emergencies: Educating Interdisciplinary Staff” University of Maryland School of Medicine Research Day, 2018 [Poster].
  • Hodzic, V., Wilk, C., Miller, C., Hernandez, A., Flaherty, M., Weintraub, E. “Collaboration Between Mental Health and Law Enforcement Professionals in Behavioral Emergencies in Baltimore, Maryland, USA” University of Maryland School of Medicine Research Day, 2018 [Poster].
  • Hodzic, V., Wilk, C., Miller, C., Hernandez, A., Flaherty, M., Weintraub, E. “Mental Health and Criminal Justice System Collaborative Approach to Violence Reduction in Baltimore, MD, USA” University of Maryland School of Medicine Research Day, 2018 [Poster].
  • Hodzic, V., Wilk, C., Miller, C., Hernandez, A., Flaherty, M., Weintraub, E. Multidisciplinary Management of Behavioral Emergencies at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA” 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Toronto, Canada 2018 [Poster].
  • Flaherty, M., Hodzic, V., Miller, C., Wilk, C., Hernandez, A., Weintraub, E. “An Education Protocol for Responding to Violent Behavioral Emergencies” 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Toronto, Canada. 2018 [Poster].
  • Spitzer, J. Cassady, M., Flaherty, M., Hackman, A. “First-Episode Psychosis in the Criminal Justice System” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Oral Workshop, San Francisco, CA. 2019. [Oral presentation].
  • Cassady, M., Flaherty, M., Mollenhauer, M. “Delirious Mania versus Lithium Toxicity: A Diagnostic Challenge” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2019. [Poster]. 

Clinical Specialty Details

Severe mental illness, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar spectrum disorders, community mental health

Awards and Affiliations

  • 2010                General and Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010                Hanigan Fellow Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010                Suzy Bacon Fellow Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010 - 2014      Jocabed Scholar Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2016                Dr. George U. Balis Award for Excellence Medical Student Education, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency
  • 2017                Dr. Russel Monroe Award for Excellence in Research, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency
  • 2017 - 2018      Chief Resident (Executive Chief Resident and Inpatient Unit Chief Resident) University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency
  • 2018                Dr. George U. Balis Award Community Psychiatry, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency

Professional Activity

  • General Member, American Medical Association
  • Early Career Council Member, Maryland State Medical Society
  • General Member, Maryland Psychiatric Society
  • General Member, American Psychiatric Association

Previous Positions

  • Unit Director Psychiatrist, Springfield Hospital Center, 2018-2020
  • Contract Psychiatrist, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc., 2016-2018
  • Contract Psychiatrist, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 2017