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J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD

Dr. Rasimas has a Jesuit university background in biochemistry, mathematics, and philosophy. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at Penn State University, earning a Ph.D. in chemical biology (2002) and M.D. (2003). After Psychiatry residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he was a clinical fellow at the NIMH, training in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry, bioethics, and clinical research. J.J. served as a C – L psychiatrist for Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and remains on teaching faculty in Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine for the Penn State College of Medicine, there. He completed the critical care based medical toxicology fellowship at Penn State, obtained board certification in addiction medicine, and then returned to NIMH to join the Undiagnosed Diseases Program and the Intramural Research Program to oversee clinical trials in mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Rasimas has a background in emergency psychiatry, integrating multidisciplinary education into clinical work in toxicology and mental health. J.J. is now the Director of C – L Psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he also practices bedside toxicology and clinical ethics. Dr. Rasimas teaches psychoanalytic psychotherapy for the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a Professor at the University of Minnesota, pursuing an academic medical career at the interface of psychosomatic medicine, medical toxicology, bioethics, and psychoanalysis with a primary clinical interest in the phenomenology of suicide.