School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Medical Psychiatry (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry)

Thomas Kuhn, M.D.
Medical Director

Medical psychiatry in the central campus treats psychiatrically ill patients on medical-surgical floors in Detroit Receiving, Harper Univesity, Hutzel Women hospitals as well as Rehabilitation and Karmanos Cancer Institute. They also assess and treat patients in some specialty clinics such as HIV or Transplant programs.

Their daily rounds does not only consist of assessment, medication management, psychotherapeutic interventions, assessing for proper disposition and referral, patient follow ups or discussion with their families and friends but also a proactive effort in educating all other medical teams directly and indirectly through participation in their team meetings, going to their morning reports and or one to one interactions.

Treatment Team Composition

Two psychiatrist, a PhD psychologist, and two advanced practice nurses are the permanent members of this busy service. In addition as part of their clinical rotations, psychology interns, physician assistant and medical students participate as team members during their educational experience.

Education and Training

Psychology interns, physician assistant students and medical students rotate through this service. Psychiatry residents can spend an elective time in this service.

High Intervention Program