Priyanka R Amin, MD
Education & Training
Highlights from the 2021 Department of Psychiatry Clinician Educator Showcase
On March 25, 2021, Pitt Psychiatry clinician-educator faculty and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) trainees and staff gathered virtually for the Department’s 9th Clinician Educator Showcase. The Showcase is an annual opportunity for clinician-educators to learn about promising clinical innovations and the latest quality improvement initiatives. The event includes career development roundtable discussions...
New Funding from the Beckwith Institute: Clinical Interventions for Children and Adolescents Experiencing Psychiatric Disorders
For Department of Psychiatry clinical faculty and trainees, one of the most rewarding aspects of providing behavioral health care at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) is the opportunity to develop innovative clinical interventions. Two projects, recently funded by The Beckwith Institute’s Frontline Innovation Program, aim to help young people experiencing psychiatric disorders. Phone-based Intervention for...
The Center for Interventional Psychiatry Helps Patients with Difficult-to-Treat Psychiatric Disorders
“There was a time when electroconvulsive therapy—known as ECT—was considered a last resort for difficult-to-treat psychiatric disorders,” says LalithKumar K. Solai, MD, Medical Director, Center for Interventional Psychiatry (CIP) at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). “But a lot has changed in the last decade with ECT. This treatment is now much safer, and it can be life-saving for some patients when it is...
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes New Clinician-Educator Faculty
Pictured above: Drs. Priyanka Amin, Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, Shelly Kucherer, Dan Bender and Ran Li. The Department of Psychiatry extends a warm welcome to the physicians below, who join our clinician-educator faculty at the rank of assistant professor. Priyanka Amin, MD Dr. Amin earned her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Following her graduation from medical school, she joined Western...