Todd Eisenberg, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University
Chief Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital
Integrating psychiatric training into the internal medicine residency program
Dr. Todd Eisenberg Chief Psychiatrist at Oregon State Hospital and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University. Prior to his move to Oregon, Dr. Eisenberg was Director of Medical Education for the Psychiatry Consultation Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Eisenberg received his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1996 and his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2000. He came to Boston for his residency and fellowship training where he completed his residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in 2004 and a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005. In addition to his teaching roles on the BIDMC psychiatry consultation service, Dr. Eisenberg was actively involved in the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program as course director for the year-long, post-graduate year 3 Medical Psychiatry Course and was a member of the HMS Curriculum Committee and the BIDMC Psychiatry Training Committee. He was also a lecturer for the Harvard Medical School psychiatry clerkship.
As a Rabkin Fellow, Dr. Eisenberg worked to develop a more comprehensive curriculum in psychiatry for the BIDMC internal medicine residency program. He assisted in teaching the Behavioral Health Lecture Series and the Ambulatory Lecture Series; participated in teaching inpatient rounds and facilitated numerous educational conferences; and worked to develop an ambulatory elective in psychiatry. While implementing these educational interventions, he began to explore the need for focused psychiatry education within the medicine residency by expanding his initial needs assessment to include a survey of the internal medicine residents and a sample medical record review of psychiatric consults called by internal medicine residents.