Lesley Omary, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of General Psychiatry

Lesley Omary, M.D. joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2013. She is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery. She directs the Transplant Psychiatry Service, where her clinical work focuses on psychiatric assessment and treatment for patients who need or have had a solid organ transplant, including liver, lung, heart, and kidney. She also performs psychiatric evaluations for potential living kidney donors and patients needing a larynx transplant.

Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Dr. Omary worked in the community mental health setting in Chicago. She primarily saw refugees and immigrants with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from civilian trauma experienced during wartime, and 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.