Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited, clinical fellowship whose mission is to train the next generation of national experts in geriatric psychiatry. Clinical rotations include inpatient geriatric psychiatry, long-term care, consultation-liaison, palliative care, and innovative outreach experiences to home-bound elderly in coordination with geriatric medicine, as well as longitudinal outpatient care in several geriatric psychiatry and memory clinics. All fellows have dedicated time for scholarship and opportunities for teaching, and receive individualized mentorship from our dedicated faculty.

Susan Lehmann, M.D.

Welcome from Fellowship Director

As the population of older adults continues to increase, the number of older individuals needing psychiatric care has been steadily increasing as well. About 14-20% of adults over age 65 have significant mental health and/or substance use disorders. In addition, incidence rates for cognitive disorders and dementia increase markedly after age 65 and are often accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms. As a result, the need for specialists and leaders in the field of geriatric psychiatry has never been greater. 

The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, one-year, clinical fellowship that provides advanced training in the psychiatric assessment and treatment of older adults with mental health symptoms. Started over 40 years ago by nationally known geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Rabins, the mission of the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is to train and prepare the next generation of experts in geriatric psychiatry who will become the innovative community and national leaders needed to guide the field in the years to come.  Graduates of the fellowship have gone on to assume positions of leadership both in academic medicine and in community practice. 

Geriatric psychiatry fellows and mentors 

The fellowship is an integral part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Fellows benefit from being part of the lively intellectual life of the department, which has strong connections with the departments of neurology, general internal medicine and geriatrics, and from engagement in the wider Johns Hopkins Medicine community.

Geriatric Psychiatry is a shortage specialty and it is a very rewarding career path, with tremendous opportunity for career growth for the future. 

We welcome your interest in the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship.
Susan W. Lehmann, MD
Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Director

Contact Us

For further information or any questions regarding the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, please contact the Fellowship Director:
Susan W. Lehmann, MD
[email protected]