Curriculum Vitae

  • Solo Practice of Psychiatry - Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 1989 - current  
  • President, Virginia Psychoanalytic Society 2014 - 2016
  • Director, Psychotherapy Training - VCU/MCV Department of Psychiatry 2011 - current
  • President-elect - Virginia Psychoanalytic Society 2012 - 2014
  • Medical Back-up and Supervision of Psychologists and other Mental Health Professionals 1989 - current
  • Associate Professor – Teaching psychiatric residents in specialty areas of Diagnostic Interviewing, Mental Status Exam, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Object Relations, Human Psychological Development, Group Therapy 2009 - current
  • Expert - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pro-Bono Conferences Effects of Domestic Violence on Children 1999
  • American Bar Association Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 2001
  • Psychopharmacology School of Psychology and Social Work VCU 2000 -2002
  • NIMH Consultant - Medical Communication and Research 2005
  • American College of Forensic Psychiatry ‘How to Begin a Forensic Practice’ October 2006
  • Virginia Psychoanalytic Society ‘The Woman Who Dreamed of Dracula'
  • Sexual Trauma in a Young Child January 2006
  • American College of Forensic Psychiatry ‘PTSD or NOT? Iatrogenically-induced
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’ March 2009
  • Medical College of Virginia ‘PTSD or NOT? Iatrogenically-induced
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’ October 2009
  • American College of Forensic Psychiatry ‘How to Deal with Difficult Retaining Attorneys -  April 2010
  • American College of Forensic Psychiatry ‘Appearing before the Board of Medicine’ March 2011
  • Richmond Psychiatric Society ‘The Use of Psychosis as a Defense’ October 2012
  • Medical College of Virginia - 'Newest Trends in Medicine - Can Psychiatry Lead the Leading Edge?' March 2012
  • Psychiatric Society of Virginia - ‘The Woman Who Dreamed of Dracula' The Relevance of Psychotherapy Today March 2013
  • Alaska Northern Insurance - 'Trade Secrets from an IME Psychiatrist' Sept 2013
  • Alaska Mutual Insurance - 'Trade Secrets from an IME Psychiatrist' Sept 2013
  •  Liberty Mutual Insurance - 'Trade Secrets from an IME Psychiatrist' Sept 2013
  • SEAK 35th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference ‘PTSD within the Workplace: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis’ Chicago, Illinois June 2015   
  • Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals Grand Rounds 
  • Richmond Psychiatric Society ‘Psychodynamic Principals in the Treatment of Trauma’ pending Spring 2017

  • 09/2011 - present Director, Psychotherapy Training VCU/MCV
  • 03/2010- present Human Psychological Development Seminar VCU/MCV
  • 07/2005- present Co-Chairman Clinical Faculty Committee VCU/MCV
  • 07/2005- present Member Residency Education Training Committee VCU/MCV
  • 09/2004 – 06/07 Consultant to Judge Kim O’Donnell’s Family Drug Treatment Court
  • 07/2004 - present Group Therapist for Resident Trainees VCU/MCV  
  • 02/2004 - present Physician for Human Rights, Pro-Bono adjunct
  • 08/2000 - -06/03 Clinic Psychiatrist and Supervisor University Counseling Services VCU Richmond, Virginia
  • 07/1997-present Full Professor VCU/MCV Department of Psychiatry    
  • 07/1991 -present Group Therapy Resident Training VCU/MCV Department of Psychiatry
  • 07/1989- present Solo Practice Psychiatry Keyhill Sheorn, M.D.  
  • 07/1989-07/1991 Group Therapy University Counseling Services VCU
  • 10/1985-10/1991 Physician to the American Weight Loss Clinics with primary 
  • focus on medical management of patients with Eating Disorders
  • 05/1979-08/1980 Trauma ER Coordinator, Operating Room Technician - Emory Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 05/1978-08/1981 Surgical Technician/Trauma Technician Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina
  • 08/1974-05/1978 Mental Health Technician South Carolina State Hospital Forensic Unit Columbia, South Carolina
  • Favored Teacher Award Resident Body AwardVCU/MCV 2016
  • Nicest Person Ever Residents' Award VCU/MCV 2015
  • Distinguished Teacher Award for Innovative Teaching VCU/MCV 2015
  • Joel J. Silverman, MD Award for Excellence in Medical Education 2014
  • Favorite Teacher Resident Award VCU/MCV 2012
  • Most Effective Resident Supervisor VCU/MCV 2004
  • Most Effective Group Therapy Supervisor VCU/MCV 2004
  • Most Effective Leader Diagnostic Interview Seminar VCU/MCV 2004
  • Most Effective Lecturer Psychoanalytic Seminar VCU/MCV 2004

  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • American College of Forensic Psychiatry
  • Richmond Psychiatric Society
  • Virginia Psychoanalytic Society - President 2014 - 2016
  • Virginia Psychoanalytic Society - Treasurer 2016 - 2018
  • Psychiatric Society of Virginia
  • America Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • 1988-1998 Object Relations Theory Study Group
  • 1987-1989 Advanced Psychodynamic Instruction, Washington School of Psychiatry, Georgetown, D.C.
  • 1985-1989 Doctor of Psychiatry, MCV Hospitals, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1981-1985 Doctor of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia

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