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Department of Psychiatry


The Department of Psychiatry has a tripartite mission of Clinical, Education, and Research agendas, serving our surrounding community and the State of Maryland, and providing expertise at a national and international level. We are staffed with 85 full-time and 30 part-time faculty, and provide a robust array of evidenced-based services both locally at the University of Maryland Medical Center and remotely to the entire University of Maryland Medical System that encompasses 13 hospitals.

Our Education programs are dedicated to training the next generation of physicians, scientists, and psychologists through our nationally competitive Adult Residency Training Program, 4 Fellowship programs (Addictions Psychiatry and Addictions Medicine, Consultation/Liaison, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry), and a Psychology internship program. The Physician Scientist Training Program within the Adult program recruits MD/PhD candidates to generate Physician Researchers within the field.

The Department houses top-tier competitively funded researchers, including those at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. With over $43 million dollars of Federal grants and contacts, the Department is a leading clinical department within the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Through the integration of our basic science work with our T1 translational research, we are positioned to take advantage of new discoveries and developments in genetics, neuromodulation, neuroimaging, and molecular biology and chemistry.

Additional top priorities for our Faculty and staff include a Department-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program and our newly implemented Faculty Mentorship and Development program. 

Take advantage of our prime location
Our prime location provides us with direct access to our community for impactful, hands-on research and patient care. We are located within the heart of Baltimore City and are within easy travel distance to NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington DC for work or pleasure. We are a key player in west Baltimore, and educate state leaders and provide cutting-edge program evaluations to the state.

We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our Department and the exciting opportunities available.

Department of Psychiatry Resolution to Address Racism  

The Department of Psychiatry is committed to actively examining, identifying, and addressing systemic racism and structural inequality. These issues are complex, affecting not only our Department but the entire medical system and Campus. Through work with our School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System colleagues and partners, we are committed to modifying policies and operations to assure our ongoing commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 

Our action plans include the establishment and development of:

1. Diversity leadership within the Department 

2. Diversity and Antiracism curriculum for all trainees 

3. Department-wide initiatives and training in antiracism and social justice 

4. Leadership training to facilitate difficult conversations 

5. Recruitment and retention strategies for faculty and staff

Divisions and Office of Education

Research Divisions

Clinical Divisions    

Office of Education

Contact Us

Ph: (410) 328-6735

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Jill Rachbeisel
Jill RachBeisel, MD
Dr. Irving J. Taylor Professor and Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Our "State of the Department of Psychiatry" Annual 2023 Address
Dr. Jill RachBeisel, Department Chair 

News & Events

March 17: the Depts. of Psychiatry & Neurology are hosting the 21st Biannual Taylor Lectureship with Dr. Daniel Weintraub

April 21: 8th Annual Telemental Health Grand Rounds with Sunny Levine

Dr. Jill RachBeisel was named Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record 

Watch This is Baltimore by Chuck Callahan, DO, FAAP 

View our State of the Department of Psychiatry FY21 & Annual Report

Dr. Deanna Kelly's TED Talk: TED Talk_Deanna Kelly