Department of Psychiatry

Jerald Kay, M.D., Chair

Douglas Lehrer

Douglas S. Lehrer, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Director at Summit Behavioral

Dayton VA Medical Center

(937) 268-6511


M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1987
Residency, Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati Hospital, 1987-1991
Mental Health Executive Leadership Program, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1996-97


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Psychiatry, 1993; Forensic Psychiatry, 1994

Academic Interests

arrow Neuroimaging of major mental disorders
arrow Innovative treatment for psychotic disorders
arrow Forensic psychiatry

Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Sanders RD, Lehrer DS. Edema associated with addition of risperidone to valproate treatment [letter]. J Clin Psychiatry, 1998 DEC; 59(12):689-90.

Mossman D, Lehrer DS. Conventional and atypical antipsychotics and the evolving standard of care. Psychiatric Services, 2000 DEC;51(12):1528-35.

Lehrer DS. Neuroimaging in psychiatry: An update. Hospital Physician [Psychiatry Board Review Manual], 2001 APR;5:2-12.

Book Chapters

Liggan DY, Lehrer DS. Integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment anxiety. In: VandeCreek L (Ed). Innovations in Clinical Practice, Volume 17. Professional Resource Press, Sarasota, FL, 1999.

Lehrer DS, Kay J. Neurobiological Issues. In: Sledge W (Ed). The Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy. Harcourt, Brace, New York, 2002.