Profile: Kellie Clearo

Kellie Clearo, MD, RPh, completed her internship at SUNY Downstate and her combined residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Duke University in 2005 and is board-certified in internal medicine and psychiatry. She is an assistant professor in both departments at Emory University School of Medicine, where she is the co-director of the combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry residency program.

Dr. Clearo supervises medicine residents and teaches medical students on inpatient medicine wards and in their outpatient medicine continuity clinics. She has a specialty clinic in the internal medicine clinic system where she teaches medicine residents how to treat depression. One-half day per week, Dr. Clearo sees patients in her own psychiatry clinic, where she does medication management, psychotherapy, and substance abuse treatment. Having successfully started up the combined training program at Emory, she is busy looking for additional endeavors, including stating a primary care clinic within the outpatient psychiatry clinic and a substance abuse screening program at Grady, the county hospital affiliated with Emory.

Dr. Clearo is passionate about her training and loves her job. She says her greatest advice to students would be “not to let anyone talk you out of doing med-psych…You can do anything you want when you are done!”