The Section of Psychiatry and Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is nationally recognized for providing compassionate and cutting-edge interventions for patients receiving non-psychiatric inpatient services who have emotional, neuropsychiatric or cognitive problems caused or exacerbated by medical, surgical, neurological, obstetrical or gynecological conditions. Working with patients' families to understand the diagnoses and treatment of these problems is essential to provide the best care for patients.
Our attending physicians have specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of problems at the interface between medicine and mental health. An important part of care in this area involves coordination of these specialized services with the medical staff on these non-psychiatric units. We are committed to the highest quality educational and clinical programs to train medical students and residents to provide these services in their future careers.
We are dedicated to clinical research that can improve both psychological and medical outcomes on non-psychiatric medical, surgical, neurological, obstetrical and gynecological services.
Stephanie Cavanaugh, MD, is professor and director of the Section of Psychiatry and Medicine. Cavanaugh has spent her career at the interface between psychiatry and medicine. She is also director of the Section of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The attending physicians on our service who provide this care have specialized training and are experts at diagnosing medical, neurological, obstetrical, and psychiatric disorders and distinguishing between them. Several attending physicians have training in internal medicine or primary care as well as in psychiatry. They also have expertise at the interface between these different disciplines. Our attending physicians are also specialists at the use of psychotropic medication in medical, surgical, neurological and obstetrical patients, as well as the use of psychosocial interventions to optimize care for patients dealing with the stresses of hospitalization. Learn more.