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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Training future leaders to provide excellent integrated psychiatric care for the medically ill

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Our mission is to train fellows to deliver excellent psychiatric care to patients with complex health conditions in a variety of medical and surgical settings. Graduates of the program will be prepared to educate and lead trainees, colleagues and the healthcare system in caring for this complex patient population.

The Consultation-Liaison (CL) Psychiatry Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one-year program that accepts up to two fellows per year. Fellows will have strong clinical experiences and a variety of opportunities for inpatient and outpatient electives. This program nurtures the fellow’s clinical, research, teaching and administrative skills, according to the fellow's individual goals.

Clinical Sites

IU Health University Hospital

IU Health University Hospital

Fellows rotate on the consultation-liaison psychiatry service at at Indiana University Health University Hospital. This is a quaternary teaching hospital with busy solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant and oncology services. The fellow will help lead the care of a team of residents and students in delivering care.

Roudebush VA Medical Center

Fellows will perform inpatient consults on the consultation-liaison psychiatry service at the  Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center. The Roudebush VA receives referrals from VA hospitals in Indiana and neighboring states. There are also numerous opportunities for subspecialty electives including critical care, palliative care and sleep medicine.

Elective Opportunities

  • Transplant psychiatry
  • Pulmonary
  • Palliative care
  • Oncology/bone marrow transplant
  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Research
  • Child and adolescent consults at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • Functional disorders
  • Obstetrics
  • Intensive care

Consultation-Liaison Program DidacticsDidactics

Fellows participate in a robust didactic series: 
  • Weekly fellowship didactics
  • One monthly shared fellowship didactics with the University of North Carolina CL Psychiatry Fellowship, with CL experts from around the country
  • Quarterly case conferences
  • Quarterly CL journal clubs
  • CL psychiatry book clubs
  • CL psychiatry board review sessions
  • Other optional (but encouraged) lectures include grand rounds, geropsychiatry didactics, addictions symposium, clinical ethics case conferences, and neuropsychiatry journal club

Quick Facts

  • Where are interviews held?

    Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom.

  • Who should I contact?

    Interested applicants are encouraged to contact program coordinator, Linda Dye, at or by phone at 317-963-7310 with questions or concerns about their application or the program.

Application and Interview Process

For the 2023-2024 fellowship application year, the IU CL Psychiatry Fellowship is excited to announce that we are accepting applications either through ERAS or directly via email using the Academy of Consultation-Liaison common application. All applications will be reviewed and considered equally regardless of how the application is submitted. Our goal is to make the application process as inclusive and smooth as possible for everyone. Our application deadline is October 31st, 2023.

  • Application Form
  • CV and Personal Statement

    Please address your personal interest in consultation-liaison psychiatry.

  • Official ECFMG Certificate for All International Medical Graduates

    Applicants must have completed an accredited psychiatry residency and have a J-1 visa as the Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine does not sponsor H-1B visas.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation

    Please include one letter from program director and have all authors email each letter directly to Linda Dye.

Faculty Experts

10554-Diaz, David

David R. Diaz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Read Bio David R. Diaz, MD

38411-Degen, Hanna

Hanna E. Degen, DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Read Bio Hanna E. Degen, DO

27376-Baughman, Chad

Chad D. Baughman, MPAS

Adjunct Lecturer in Psychiatry

Read Bio Chad D. Baughman, MPAS

39113-Holmes, Emily

Emily G. Holmes, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Read Bio Emily G. Holmes, MD, MPH

19712-Culleton, Sara

Sara P. Culleton, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Read Bio Sara P. Culleton, PhD, MD