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Program Director

Mark Nickels
Mark Nickels, MD
Program Director

Mark Nickels, MD is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, and is the Director of Transplant Psychiatry. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He has provided clinical consultation to the Liver and Kidney Transplant program since 1998 and to the Heart Transplant/Advanced Heart Failure program since 2000. He was a part-time consultant to the Strong Epilepsy Center for 10 years, and has worked at Highland Family Medicine, primary care offices, and in general hospital settings.

Core Faculty

Aspen Ainsworth
Aspen Ainsworth, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Ben Lee
Hochang Ben Lee, MD
John Romano Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry

Jeffrey Iler, MD
Jeffrey Iler, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry

George S. Nasra, M.D., M.B.A.
George S. Nasra, MD, MBA
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry 
Division Chief Collaborative Care & Wellness

Mark Oldham
Mark A. Oldham, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Elizabeth Santos, MD
Elizabeth (“EJ”) Santos, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Director
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Director
Strong Behavioral Health Older Adults Clinic

Michael Scharf
Michael Scharf, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Departments of Psychiatry & Pediatrics 
Division Chief
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director 
Psychiatry Graduate Medical Education