Highlights from the 2022 Department of Psychiatry Clinician-Educator Showcase

On March 24, 2022, Pitt Psychiatry clinician-educator faculty and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital residents and fellows gathered virtually for the Department’s 10th Annual Clinician-Educator Showcase. Department Chair David Lewis, MD, joked that given the hope for a return to in-person events, “next year we will hold a second 10th Showcase!

The Clinician-Educator Showcase is an annual opportunity for clinician-educators to learn about promising clinical innovations and the latest quality improvement initiatives. This year, the event included breakout sessions, honors and recognitions, and a thought-provoking plenary address. 

Group learning opportunities enabled participants to meet in breakout sessions to explore the following topics: 

  • Supporting health care providers struggling with mental health issues

  • Open notes without opening wounds

  • Interviewing skills for clinician-educators

  • Assessment and diversion of pediatric emergency psychiatry cases

  • The good, the bad, and the biased: moving towards fair evaluation of trainees

  • Advocating for psychiatric patients to other medical professionals

  • Resolving clinical service challenges with effective multidisciplinary collaboration

  • Instagram and TikTok for clinician-educators

  • Black box warning for teaching and meetings

Thank you to our Showcase presenters:

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Joseph LoseeJoseph Losee, MD (Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

The Scholarship of Education and Service: My Journey 





Speed Dat(a)ing Presenters

  • Patrick Buckley, MD (PGY4) 

          Improving Outpatient Referral after Patient Consultation 

  • Piper Carroll, MD (Child & Adolescent Clinical Fellow)

          Respect, Responsibility, and Equity in Medicine 

  • Rafael Tamargo, MD (PGY4)

          Psychiatric Outcomes Following Gunshot Injury 

2022 Clinician Educator Showcase Speed Dat(a)ing Speakers


Congratulations to Showcase honorees:

Special Recognitions

Dr. Robert MarinRobert Marin, MD – Clinical Associate Professor & Co-Director, Center for Public Service Psychiatry





Pitt School of Medicine Teaching Awards

2022 Pitt School of Medicine Teaching AwardsAntoine Douaihy, MD & Julie Kmiec, DO – Sheldon Adler Award for Innovation in Medical Education

Jessica Kettel, MD, PhD – Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award

Alex Israel, MD – Outstanding Professional Enrichment Course Award




Dr. Julie KmiecUPMC ACES Award Winner

Julie Kmiec, DO




Dr. Caroline FrankeOffice of Residency Training Special Recognition for Patient Safety & Quality Improvement 

Caroline Franke, MD 




Dr. Jessica StephensOffice of Residency Training Special Recognition for Trauma-informed Care and Patient/Family Education

Jessica Stephens, DO 




Poster Presenters