Sheryl Brynne Fleisch, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
M.D., Medicine , Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.S., Biol Sci:Molecular&Cellular , Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Clinical Description
Dr. Fleisch has been a member of the faculty since 2013. In her current role, she serves as Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program and Medical Director of Vanderbilt Street Psychiatry and Homeless Health Services at Vanderbilt. Her team provides psychiatric consultation services to homeless persons both in the hospital and on the streets of Nashville. She is committed to improving healthcare in the homeless population along with teaching community outreach to residents and medical students through this unique consultative model. The street psychiatry program has been recognized by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Tennessee and NAMI Davidson County with the 2015 Model Project Award and the 2015 Challenge Award.

Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Dr. Fleisch completed her psychosomatic medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her general psychiatry residency training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA where she served as Chief Resident for Education. Dr. Fleisch has been recognized locally and nationally for her innovative teaching. In 2015, Dr. Fleisch was awarded the Clinical Teacher of Year Award by the Vanderbilt Psychiatry Department. In 2016, she was awarded the Early Career Development Award by the Association of Academic Psychiatry. She is a William Webb Fellow (Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine) and a George Ginsberg Fellow (American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training).
Research Keywords
impact of homeless persons on hospital systems, education and administration, psychopharmacology
Clinical Research Keywords
mental health care in unsheltered homeless persons, consultation psychiatry, psycho-oncology, resident/medical student education