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1501 Sulgrave Avenue, Suite 202

Baltimore, Maryland 21209

410-852-8404 phone



Private Practice in Psychiatry

Solo Private Practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1999-present

Psych Associates (A private, multi-disciplinary group practice)

Towson, Maryland, 1992-1999


Physician Career Coaching, 2021-present



Instructor in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, 1993-2017

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, July, 2017-present

Psychotherapy Supervisor to residents-in-training, 1998 - 2010; 2018 (dates are approximate)

Outpatient Resident seminar series for PGY-3 Residents on Talking to Patients, Challenges in Outpatient Psychiatry, and Involuntary Psychiatric Care (5 sessions, twice yearly)

Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit, 1993-2005  (end date is approximate) Responsibilities have included teaching, supervision, and patient care



Consulting Psychiatrist, part-time, 1998 - 2013


Columnist, Clinical Psychiatry News, 2011- present

Columnist, Medscape, 



  President, 2009-2010

  Responsible for leadership of a state medical society with approximately 700 members



  Volunteer Psychiatrist, part-time, 2007- 2009



  Consulting Psychiatrist at Wyman Park Medical Center

  Part-time, September, 1998 to December, 2001



  Medical Director

  Responsible for clinical oversight of a Community Mental Health Center and its satellite

  clinic which provide mental health services to approximately 1,000 chronically mentally ill

  patients.  Responsibilities included direct supervision of the clinic's psychiatrists, oversight of

  all clinical and educational programs, and direct patient care including psychiatric evaluation,   

  medication management, and crisis intervention. Half-time. April, 1995 to August, 1



Staff Psychiatrist

Adult Outpatient Department

Responsible for supervising therapists and for psychiatric evaluation and medication

management of patients in a Community Mental Health Center.  Provided psychiatric  

consultation to the general hospital emergency room.  Organized a case conference

educational series and a psychopharmacology clinic for University of Maryland psychiatry

residents.  Clinical caseload of half general adult psychiatric patients, half geriatric patients.

Half-time.  October, 1992 - March, 1995



Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Katrina Assistance Project: Deployment to Baton Rouge and Houma, LA

November 3, 2005 to November 15, 2005


Hands Across the Americas

Volunteer mission to Cusco, Peru

July, 2015


Volunteer, Physician Support Line, March, 2021-present


Physician Career Coach

Healthcare Peer Coaching Practitioner credentialed by the Physician Coaching Institute, accredited by the International Coaching Federation, November, 2021.





Residency Training in Psychiatry

July, 1989 to September, 1992



Internship in Internal Medicine

July, 1988 to July, 1989





Doctor of Medicine, May, 1988

Clerkships included Inpatient Psychiatry at The Payne Whitney Clinic, The Institute of

Pennsylvania Hospital, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Ambulatory Care at The Indian

Health Service, Chinle, AZ; The Pain Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering; and a Research

Rotation in Psychiatry at the San Francisco Veterans Administration.



Bachelor of Arts Degree.

  Double major in the Biological Basis of Behavior and Psychology.

  Summa Cum Laude,  December, 1983


Extensive Experience on the Intersection of Psychiatry and New Media

Co-founder of The Accessible Psychiatry Project—Encouraging dialogue about psychiatry across media, with Annette Hanson, M.D. and Steven R. Daviss, M.D.

Mission Statement:

The Accessible Psychiatry Project  strives to encourage dialogue about psychiatric disorders and their treatment in order to explore issues of controversy and misunderstanding in our field.  Through open dialogue, in both new media and print, we hope to foster discussion about the work psychiatrists do, and to decrease stigma associated with the treatment of mental disorders.


Components of The Accessible Psychiatry Project include:


Shrink Rap: a blog by psychiatrists, for psychiatrists.  April, 2006- August, 2018

                      Over 2,200 posts on a wide variety of mental health topics, the longest running 

                        psychiatry blog.

                      Shrink Rap:  

                      Nominated for Best New Medical Blogs: WebLogs  Awards 2007

                      Shrink Rap has had 6 million total page views from a world-wide readership

Shrink Rap Today: a collateral blog on the Psychology Today Website.

Committed: a blog on the Psychology Today Website

Shrink Rap News: a website and print column for Clinical Psychiatry News, circulation 40,000. 2011-present


My Three Shrinks  podcast :     

                      2006-2010, 69 episodes aired,10,000 downloads/month

                      Featured on the iTunes Medical Podcasts Webpage


Social media presence on Twitter and Facebook



Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work, co-authored with Annette Hanson, M.D. and Steven R. Daviss, M.D.,  Johns Hopkins University Press,  Baltimore, 2011,

See for book reviews, links to radio shows, and for more information on The Accessible Psychiatry Project


Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care, with Annette Hanson, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Press, November, 2016.  See




1984    Research Assistant, Full-time,

Obesity Research Group

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Responsibilities included assisting with a study of very-low-calorie diets and literature research pertaining to the County Health Improvement Program, under the direction of Dr. Albert J. Stunkard.


Shrager, EE, Wadden TA, Miller D, Stunkard AJ, Stellar E:

Compensatory Intra-meal Responses of Obese Women to Reduction in the Size of Food Units.

Abstracts: Society for Neuroscience, 1983.


Summer, 1983    Mellon Fellowship in Psychiatry for Undergraduates

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA

Assisted Dr. Leonard H. Epstein with designing and running a study of conditioned immune response in mice.


1982-1983    Research Assistant, Part-time.

Obesity Research Group, University of Pennsylvania

Responsible for a study of restrained eating in obese women.


1981-1982    Research Coordinator, Part-time.

Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Assisted Dr. Paul Rozin with preliminary work for a study of endogenous opiate systems in the preference for chili pepper and other initially adverse foods.

Summer, 1979    Participant, Summer Institute in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

National Science Foundation




American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society

Maryland Psychiatric Society

    President, Maryland Psychiatric Society, April, 2009- April, 2010

    Executive Committee: Secretary-Treasurer: April, 2007- April 2008

                                        President-Elect: April, 2008- April, 2009

                                        Council Chair: April, 2010- April, 2011

   Chair, Communications Committee, April, 2010- 2013

   Member of the Women's Committee, early to mid 1990’s

   Co-Chair of the Women's Committee 1996-1999

   Member, Medicaid Managed Care Task Force (Med Chi), Spring 1998

   Editor, The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 1999 to Spring, 2003

   Participant in the mentoring program, 2002- 2005

   Council member, 2003, elected for a two-year term, re-elected 2005

   Creator, the Maryland Psychiatric Society Listserv, 2009-present, connecting over

       200 psychiatrists

   Member, Legislative Committee, 2004-2010, 2013- 2016

   Member, Editorial Advisory Board, 1999-2010

   Member, MPS Book Club, 2010- present

   Member, Policy Advisory Committee, 2019- present

   MPS Representative to State of Maryland’s System of Care, Behavioral Health Stakeholder

       Discussion Group monthly meetings, Summer & Fall, 2019



Clinical Psychiatry News, Editorial Board Member, 2014- present


Participant, The Pro Bono Counseling Project, 2002 to present

Offering uncompensated clinical services to patients without resources


Red Cross certification in Disaster Mental Health, March, 2002


Attended Robert McKee’s Story Seminar, New York City, October 24-26, 2003


Johns Hopkins University Masters in Writing Seminars, non-degree student,  Fiction Techniques class taught by Mark Farrington, Fall, 2006


Participant, SAMHSA’s Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee expert panel on involuntary psychiatric commitment.

March 14, 2018, Rockville, MD


Physician Coaching Institute

Participant: Fundamentals of Peer Physician Coaching Course

November 5-6, 2021




Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Presented twice yearly to the PGY-3 residents rotating through the Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital. 1993-1996.


Psychotherapeutic Issues in Adoption

Sinai Hospital's Case Conference Series, January 25, 1995

Southwestern's Lunch and Lecture Series, October 12, 1995


Psychopharmacology Basics for the Non-Psychiatrist Clinician

Baltimore County Bureau of Mental Health/ Core Service Agency

Topics in Mental Health, April 18, 1996


The Presentation of Patient Cases in an Academic Setting

Southwestern’s Lunch and Lecture Series, April 17, 1996


Depression in Women Over Forty

Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Educational Seminar

Martin's West, Catonsville, Maryland; October 31, 1998


Telling Stories: The Psychiatrist as Novelist

Symposium organizer and chairperson

American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting

New York City;  May 3, 2004


The Medical Liability Crisis: The Impact: The Impact on Our Community’s Health Care

Provider Town Meeting, Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, September 13, 2004

Speaker for Psychiatric Services.


Maintaining a Private Practice

Maryland Psychiatric Society, Resident Career Fair, Mt. Washington Conference Center

January 26, 2006


On-Line Communities

Panelist and speaker for an Issue Workshop

American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C., May 5, 2008


NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio show with Neal Conan, May 3, 2011

Shrink Rap Gets Psychiatry Off the Couch, with Dr. Steven R. Daviss



The Accessible Psychiatry Project: The Public Face of Psychiatry

Workshop organizer and  speaker

American Psychiatric Association’s Annual meeting

Honolulu, HI, May 18, 2011


Luncheon Speaker, Johns Hopkins Club

October 11, 2011


Guest, WYPR, Midday radio show with Dan Rodricks, January 16, 2012


 The Public Face of Psychiatry

 Speaker, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD, March 8, 2012


 Matters of the Mind

 Panel Speaker, Annapolis Book Festival, April 21, 2012


Blogging, Podcasting, and Writing Books for the Public: A Guide for the Perplexed Symposium Presenter, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, May 6, 2012


Psychiatrists and the New Media: Taking Control of our Specialty’s Public Image

Workshop Speaker, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, May 8, 2012


The Public Face of Psychiatry

24th Suicide Prevention Conference, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Catonsville, Maryland, October 3, 2012

Shrink Rap: Author dialogue, with co-authors Annette Hanson and Steven Daviss

The New York Public Library, mid-Manhattan branch

December 6, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Psychiatry But Were Afraid to Ask

Johns Hopkins University Odyssey Program, Mini-Medical School Series

Baltimore, Maryland, September 12, 2013


Al Jazeera America, television appearance on Consider This, with Time Magazine reporter Eliana Docterman and host, Antonio Mora, discussing Video Game Addiction.  

November 15, 2013


Global News Canada, television appearance via Skype on a news segment on video game addiction.

January 14, 2014


Are You A Sitting Duck: On-line Psychiatrist Reviews

Symposium Presenter at the American Psychiatric Association Annual meeting,

New York, May, 2014

Toronto, May, 2015

San Diego, May 23, 2017


CSPAN-2 Book TV Interview

Filmed December 9, 2015, aired January 20, 2015


Access to Care: When You're Down and Out, Finding a Psychiatrist isn't
 Always Easy.

University of Maryland

Department of Psychiatry Cultural Diversity Day

March 17, 2016


Sirius XM Satellite Radio, “Tell Me Everything” hosted by John Fugelsang,

Interview on involuntary psychiatric treatment with co-author Dr. Annette Hanson

November 21, 2016.


The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio,

The Debate Over Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment

With Annette Hanson and Pete Earley, November 29, 2016, Washington, D.C.



Forward Motion with Karen Allyn

Montgomery Community Television, Inc.

Taped on January 17, 2017


On the Record with Sheilah Kast, WYPR, Baltimore

The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care

With Annette Hanson, January 19, 2017



Grand Round Presentation: The Battle Over Involuntary Care and Psychiatry’s Role in Preventing Violence

Montefiore Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx, New York

April 27, 2017


The Pulse, NPR Podast, recorded on April 28, 2017


Radio Guest: The Joy Cardin Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, May 10, 2017



Writers LIVE speaker,  with Dr. Annette Hanson

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Pratt Library

May 18, 2017


Symposium Organizer and Chair: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, May 24, 2017

Symposium Organizer and Chair: Outpatient Commitment, A Tour of the States

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, May 22, 2017

The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care

Webinar presentation to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

June 15, 2017


Guest on Line One, Alaska Public Media, August 7, 2017



The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care

Speaker for the Rhode Island Psychiatric Society, Cranston, RI

October 16, 2017


Involuntary Psychiatric Care: History and Ethical Issues

Speaker, with Dr. Annette Hanson

Texas Psychiatric Physicians 61st Annual Symposium, San Antonio, TX

November 5, 2017


The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care

Speaker, with Dr. Annette Hanson

South Carolina Psychiatric Society, Greenville, SC

January 20, 2018


Violence and Suicide: What Role Should Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Play

Workshop Chair, American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY

May 8, 2018

MDEdge Podcast Guest: Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment

May 23, 2018


Medscape interview by John Watson

 A Psychiatrist Copes With Her Patient’s Suicide

 March 18, 2019


MDEdge Tweetchat co-host with Eric Plakun, MD

The Aftermath of Suicide on Mental Health Professionals

April 24, 2019


Depression 101 for Primary Care Providers

Webinar presenter for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

May 7, 2019

MDEdge Psychcast/podcast Roundtable Discussion

Losing a Patient to Suicide,  with Eric Plakun, MD and Jane Tillman, PhD

Episodes 61 and 62, aired June 1, 2019 and June 2, 2019


Think Like a Psychiatrist! Approaches to Major Depression

Webinar presenter for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

October 10, 2019


Think Like a Psychiatrist! Approaches to Major Depression

Speaker for the 20th Annual Johns Hopkins Community Physicians’ Retreat

Linthicum Maryland

November 13, 2019


“Depression and Anxiety”

Speaker, Architecture of High Value Health Care: National Conference of the High Value Practice Academic Alliance

Baltimore, Maryland

November 15, 2019

Peer Recovery Expert Leadership and Networking Conference, Cambridge Maryland

Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Plenary Speaker on Involuntary Psychiatric Care

January 17, 2020


Presenter, Baltimore Psychological Association

Social Media and the Mental Health Professional

3 Hour Workshop

November 21, 2021


Non-fiction books


Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work, with Annette Hanson, M.D. and Steven Roy Daviss, M.D. Johns Hopkins University Press,  May, 2011.

Media reviews of this book can be found at


Committed: The Battle Over Forced Psychiatric Care, with Annette Hanson, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Press. November, 2016.  Media reviews of this book can be found at

    Awarded the  Carol Davis Ethics Award by the American Psychiatric Association

    Presented May 7, 2018 in New York City

Fictional Works

"My Father's Son" in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, XVI:1, Fall, 1998.

Monday At The Charm, AmErica House Publishers, June, 2001.

Home Inspection, Giraffe House Press, Summer, 2012

Mitch & Wendy:  Lost in Adventure Land, Giraffe House Press, Summer 2012

Double Billing, Giraffe House Press, Summer, 2012


Other Print Publications


“Passwords”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2000, Vol. 27, No. 2.

“J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr. Named Chairman of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins”  The Maryland Psychiatrist,  Summer, 2002, Vol. 29, No. 1.

“Talking with Dr. Roca”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2003 Vol. 30, No.1.  

“No Simple Cure for Malpractice Woes.”  Op-ed section, The Baltimore Sun, July 15, 2004

“Awaiting Brood X”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2004, Vol. 31, No 1.

 “Fish Versus The Mentally Ill”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 2005, Vol. 31, No. 3.

“My Sox-obsessed Husband.” Op-ed section, The Boston Globe, August 31, 2005.

 Book Review of The Interview Room by Roderick Anscombe, The American Journal of Psychiatry, December, 2005.

“Going for the Gold,” Introspection article, The American Journal of Psychiatry, January, 2006, Vol. 163, No 1.

“MPS Psychiatrist Aids Katrina Relief” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Winter, 2006, Vol. 32, No.2.  Article features Dr. Cheryl Person discussing her experiences immediately after Hurricane Katrina.  This article won an Honorable Mention from the American Psychiatric Association.

Reflections of a Katrina Psychiatrist, submitted to Westover Consultants as field notes for use in a SAMHSA Summit regarding the Katrina Assistance Project

 “Talking with Dr. Prescott” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2006, Vol. 33, No. 1.

“Ask the Experts” column “Why is it comforting to discuss problems with others?  Scientific           

 American Mind, August, 2008.

“Keeping Up with Anita Everett,” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Winter, 2010

“10.8%: Understanding the Trends In Psychotherapy Research,” Clinical Psychiatry News, August, 2011

“Friend Me? Psychiatrists and Social Networking, Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2011

“Keeping Up with Dr. Angelino,” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 2012

“A Mockery of Medicine,” with Dr. Annette Hanson: Op Ed article on Maryland’s proposed Medical Marijuana legislation, The Baltimore Sun, March 9, 2012.

“Strip Searching of Psychiatric Patients Must Stop,” Clinical Psychiatry News, June, 2012.
“When Children Divorce Their Parents,” Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2012

“Bills to keep guns out of the hands of psychiatric patients pose risks: Requiring psychiatrists to report on their patients could discourage some to get help,” The Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2013

“Gun Control Stampede Misguided,” with Pete Earley, USAToday, March 3, 2010.

“Boston, Sandy Hook, and heartache,” Clinical Psychiatry News, September, 2013.

 “The Delicate Balance of Self-Disclosure.” Clinical Psychiatry News, July, 2013.

“Answering to Anti-psychiatry’s Protestors, Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2013.

“Rethinking Bipolarity,” Clinical Psychiatry News, Supplement on Bipolar Disorder,   

 December , 2013.

“Antipsychotics and the psychiatrist’s dilemma,” Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2014.

“Distinguishing the killers among us,” Clinical Psychiatry News, June, 2014.

“The stigma of being a shrink,” Clinical Psychiatry News, August, 2014.

“Actor’s suicide could raise awareness,” Clinical Psychiatry News, September, 2014.

“Suicide hotline calls up after Robin Williams’ death, Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2014.

“NFL player gets a grip on personality disorder,” Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2014.

“The surprisingly high cost of Abilify,” Clinical Psychiatry News, December, 2014.

Daviss, S., Hanson, A., & Miller, D. (2015). My three shrinks: Personal stories of social media exploration. International Review of Psychiatry (Abingdon, England), 27(2), 167–173.

“Tackling the Involuntary Treatment Controversy,”  Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2015.

“What factors keep us from seeing patients?” Clinical Psychiatry News, April, 2015.

“APA’s support of Murphy bill is disheartening,” Clinical Psychiatry News, May, 2015.

“H.R. 2646: The difference 2 years makes,” Clinical Psychiatry News, July, 2015.

“Single Session Psychiatry at 11,000 feet,” Clinical Psychiatry News, September, 2015.

“Does psychiatric treatment prevent suicide?” Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2015.

“Should SSRI’s be sold over the counter?” Clinical Psychiatry News, January, 2015.

“Understanding the Deeds’ family tragedy,” Clinical Psychiatry News, February, 2016.

“An interview with film director Paul Dalio, Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2016.

“Catching up on brain stimulation with Dr. Irving Reti,” Clinical Psychiatry News, May, 2016.

“Peter Kramer returns to his role in defending antidepressants in Ordinarily Well,” Clinical  

 Psychiatry News, August, 2016.

“Why psychiatrists’ opinions about politicians shouldn’t matter,” Clinical Psychiatry News,

 September, 2016.

“Don’t Repeal Obama’s Modest Gun Limit,” The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2017

“Tragedy again spotlights mental illness,” Baltimore Sun, March 8, 2017

“Mentally Ill? Go Directly to Jail,” Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2017

“Psychological Account of Poet’s Life is Magnificent,” Clinical Psychiatry News, July, 2017

“Keeping Questions General on Licensing, Credentialing Forms,” Clinical Psychiatry News, August, 2017

“Suicide, a Surprisingly Ambivalent Topic,” Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2017

“#MeToo, Does it Help?” Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2017

“Involuntary treatment symposia at APA, Clinical Psychiatry News, May, 2017

“System Changes Needed to Support Physicians Seeking Help,” Psychiatric News, January 5, 2018

“Physician Health Programs: Diagnosing for Dollars?” Clinical Psychiatry News, January, 2018

“You Paid How Much for that Medicine?” Clinical Psychiatry News, February, 2018

“Medication Pricing: So This is How it Works” Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2018

“Surgeon Rejects Stigma: Details of Involuntary Commitment Shared” Clinical Psychiatry News, April, 2018

“Preventing Suicide: What Should Psychiatrists do Differently?” Clinical Psychiatry News, August, 2018

“How about that Practice Website?” Clinical Psychiatry News, September, 2018

“When a Patient Dies by Suicide: The Physician’s Silent Sorrow,” January 24, 2019 
New England Journal of Medicine; 380:311-313

“Opioid crisis offers poignant lessons for public health,” Clinical Psychiatry News, February, 2019

“Acting up at APA”, Clinical Psychiatry News, June, 2019

“Baltimore’s pilot project in outpatient civil commitment,” Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2019

“Psilocybin research at Johns Hopkins,”Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2019.

“Proposed RESPONSE Act targets potential shooters,” Clinical Psychiatry News, December, 2019

“The Great Pretender, Susannah Cahalan’s new book challenges and experiment that changed psychiatry,” Clinical Psychiatry News, January, 2020.

Miller, D. and Hanson, A.,“Violent Behavior and Involuntary Commitment: Ethical and Clinical Considerations,” Psychiatric Times, February, 2020, Vol. XXXVI, No.2.

“Suicide Wars:Topic of prevention is causing divisions within psychiatry,” Clinical Psychiatry News, February, 2020

“I am part of the problem,” Clinical Psychiatry News, July, 2020 also on Medscape

“Inpatient Psychiatry:The pandemic is forcing new protocols,” Clinical Psychiatry News, April 2020

“COVID-19: Confessions of an outpatient psychiatrist,” Clinical Psychiatry News, May, 2020

“To Combat Covid, Don’t Turn The Clock Back,” The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2020

“An Unjust Multi-tiered System,” A section of “Black Lives Matter in Medicine: What Must Change? Interviews by Catherine Gara, Hopkins Medicine, Fall, 2020

“Listening to Tim Ferris,” Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2020

“Baltimore COVID Response Too Slow, Difficult to Access,” Baltimore Sun, January 19, 2021

“The brother’s keeper: A Psychiatrist writes about his career treating physicians and their families, Clinical Psychiatry News, March 2021

“Let Me Tell You About My Vaccine,” Medscape, April 16, 2021

“We’re all vaccinated: Can we go back to the office (unmasked) now? Clinical Psychiatry News, April 2021

“When Should Psychiatrists Retire,” Medscape, November, 2021


Book Chapters

Steve Daviss, Annette Hanson and Dinah Miller, “My three shrinks: Personal stories of social media exploration,” in Social Media, Margaret S. Chisholm, M.D., editor. Routledge, 2016.

Online Publications

Shrink Rap blog 2006-2018

Shrink Rap News on the Clinical Psychiatry News Website


Shrink Rap Today on Psychology Today

Committed on Psychology Today. Link:

KevinMD – medical blog

“Tips to Find a Good Psychiatrist,” December 29, 2010

“Can I be a Doctor with Bipolar Disorder,” February 25, 2011

“Predicting How Much Impact Mental Illness has in a Person’s Life,” May 11, 2011

“Psychotherapy from the Psychiatrist’s Point of View,” July 20, 2011

“Are Psychiatrists Rushed, Uncaring, and in it Only for the Money?” July 25, 2011

“Psychiatry Residents Need to Learn Psychotherapy,” August 1, 2011

“Angry Birds: A Psychiatrist Explains the Addiction,” August 12, 2011

“When Applications Ask About Your Psychiatric History,” November 30, 2011

“Ask Your Doctor Smart Health Questions,” June 26, 2012

“How Medicare Will Devalue the Work of Psychiatrists,” November 29, 2012

“When Lifestyle Issues Kill: another take on the Statin Issue,: December 2013

“Why Psychiatrists Don’t Take Insurance,” January 25, 2014

“There is no Oversight for Preauthorizations; There Should Be,” December 6, 2015


Pete Earley – mental health advocacy blog guest posts

“We’ve Lost Hope; Dr. Dinah Miller of Shrink Rap Responds to Parents”

“When Does an Illness Become a Serious Illness? Does This Divide Us?” September 7, 2017

““Suffering is suffering – it all hurts” – Psychiatrist Questions Use Of “Worried Well,” Says Real Gatekeepers To Care Are Insurance Companies,“ January 21, 201

“Involuntary Commitment Battlefield Diagrammed By Doctor Who Studied All Sides,” April 12, 2021


Johns Hopkins University Press Blog: “Beating the Winter Blues,” February 2, 2012

Johns Hopkins University Press Blog: “Behind the book” Dr. Dinah Miller on Committed,” November 2, 2016.


“On Feeling Helpless: A Psychiatrist Reflects on the Aftermath of a Patient Suicide,” CLOSLER blog/Johns Hopkins Medicine, February 19, 2019


YouTube: produced a Four-Part Series: How to Use the New CPT Codes for 2013 using iMovie, GarageBand, and PowerPoint; over 3,700 views, posted December, 2012



Married with two adult children and one dog

Board Certified in Psychiatry

Medical License in the State of Maryland

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