Annual Meeting 2022: Speakers

Dr. Christian Bjerre Real

Dr. Christian Bjerre Real is psychiatrist and psycho-oncologist. Danish Ecuadorian, Dr. Bjerre Real earned his M.D. at the Catholic University of Guayaquil in Ecuador. He then attended Duke University, where he completed his psychiatry residency, served as chief resident, and obtained a graduate degree in Management and Clinical informatics. He also pursued a clinical and research fellowship... Read More

Liz Frye MD, MPH

Driven by a long-standing desire and commitment to connect deeply with and improve the health of people experiencing extreme poverty, Dr. Frye first began providing street-based psychiatric care in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2008 and founded and directed Atlanta’s only street medicine team from 2013-2018. Dr. Frye is the Vice Chair of the Street Medicine Institute and has led its annual... Read More

James Jackson

James was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Carleton College where he majored in Russian. James then returned to Kentucky to complete his medical studies at the University of Kentucky in the global health track. He went on to a combined residency program in family medicine and psychiatry at the University of Iowa, where he participated in a longstanding partnership with... Read More

Mr. Kurt Kroenke MD

Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP, is a Professor of Medicine at Indiana University and a Research Scientist at Regenstrief Institute. His research focuses on physical and psychological symptoms in medical patients including pain, depression, anxiety, and somatization. He has led or collaborated on more than 15 clinical trials funded by the NIH, VA, PCORI, and other sponsors to improve the care of... Read More

Dr. Michael Lang

Michael Lang was born and raised in Ahoskie, NC and has called Eastern North Carolina home all his life. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1995 and came to ECU as a lab technician and post-baccalaureate student. He was admitted to medical school and then joined the combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency in 2002. Upon graduation in 2007 he joined the faculty in the Depts of... Read More

Dr. Teresa Long

Teresa Long completed a BSN at the University of Maryland (WRAIN campus) in 1976 and was active duty in the US Army until 1981. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in 1989 and completed an Internal Medicine/Psychiatry residency at the University of Iowa in 1994. She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1994 initially focusing on Psychiatric... Read More

Alyson Myers

Dr. Alyson Myers is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Montefiore/Albert Einstein in the Bronx. She also is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Myers attended the University of Virginia where she majored in French and minored in Chemistry. After college, she... Read More

Dr. John Onate

Originally a music major in college, Dr. John Onate leaned towards pursuing science and biology after his first year. He began to consider medicine as his long-term goal. He felt it would fit with his science acumen and combine well with his broader interests in sociology and anthropology, as well as his desire to work directly with people. Once in medical school and residency, he combined... Read More

Dr. Aaron Pinkhasov

Aaron Pinkhasov, MD is founding Chairman of Behavioral Health Department at NYU Langone Hospital –Long Island and is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.
He has completed Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency program at SUNY-Downstate in Brooklyn, New York in 2000, after which he served as a Chief Resident in Internal... Read More

Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy, M. D.

Dr. E. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy is the Associate Dean for Learner, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as an Associate Professor with dual appointments in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Her clinical duties include 12 years of service as the Medical Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service at Augusta... Read More