Lesley Omary, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lesley Omary, M.D., has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since 2013. She directs the Transplant Psychiatry Service, where her clinical work focuses on psychiatric evaluation and treatment for patients who need or have had a solid organ transplant. She serves on the selection committees for the Lung, Liver, Kidney and Heart Transplant Programs. She also performs psychiatric evaluations for potential living kidney donors and LVAD patients.
 
Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Dr. Omary worked in the community mental health setting in Chicago. She primarily treated refugees and immigrants with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, and with patients with chronic mental illnesses who were experiencing homelessness. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was Chief Resident, and her internship at Northwestern University. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.