Sheryl B Fleisch

Sheryl B Fleisch, M.D., FACLP

Associate Professor; Chief Of Psychiatric Services UF Shands; Chief Of Health Equity Department Of Psychiatry

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 294-4900
Business Email: sfleisch@ufl.edu

About Sheryl B Fleisch

Dr. Fleisch joined the UF faculty in September 2020 as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. She serves as Chief of Psychiatric Services at UF Health Shands Hospital and Chief of Health Equity in the Department of Psychiatry.

She is board certified in general psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and addiction medicine. Since 2010, she has worked in the field of homeless mental health, founding three programs in Pittsburgh, PA, Chapel Hill, NC, and Nashville, TN. Most recently, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Fleisch developed Homeless Health Services, a comprehensive program providing inpatient and outpatient (street-level) psychiatric and basic medical care, social services, housing navigation, and disability access to persons experiencing homelessness. She also served as Assistant/Associate Program Director in the Adult Psychiatry Residency from 2014-2016 and as Program Director for the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship from 2016-2020.

Dr. Fleisch’s expertise is in value-based healthcare, disaster behavioral health services, and combining informatics and policy to optimize the financial impact on hospitals to improve real-time clinical outcomes for vulnerable patients. She is committed to integrating psychiatric care across health systems and teaching consultation-liaison psychiatry to resident physicians and medical students. Dr. Fleisch has received national and international attention for her creative approach to integrating homeless health services within academic medical centers along with numerous awards for innovation, teaching, humanism, and clinical excellence.

Accomplishments

Fellow
2020 · Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Women’s History Month “Superhero” Trailblazer
2018 · Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
2017 · Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Community Service Award
2017 · Shade Tree Medical Student Free Clinic, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Gold Humanism Honor Society (Faculty Inductee)
2017 · Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
International Giraffe Hero
2017 · The Giraffe Heroes Project #stickyourneckout
Early Career Development Award
2016 · Association for Academic Psychiatry
Clinical Teacher of the Year
2015 · Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Model Project Award
2015 · National Alliance of Mental Illness, Tennessee
Well Within Challenge Award
2015 · National Alliance of Mental Illness, Davidson County
Clinical Trials Workshop Travel Fellowship
2013 · American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
George Ginsberg, MD Fellowship Award
2013 · American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
Organization of Resident Representatives Community Service Award
2013 · Association of American Medical Colleges
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (as a fellow)
2013 · Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Williams Hollister Community Service Award
2013 · Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Outstanding Adult Teaching Resident
2012 · Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
PsychSig Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
2012 · Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
William Webb Fellowship Award
2012 · Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
AACDP Representative to Organization of Resident Representatives
2011 · Association of American Medical Colleges
Medical Resident Travel Award
2011 · American Psychosomatic Society
PsychSig Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011 · Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2010 · University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Gold Humanism Honor Society (Resident Inductee)
2010 · University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Beauchamp Award for Outstanding Medical Student in Psychiatry
2008 · Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Medicine
    American Board of Preventative Medicine
  • General Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry)
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Publications

2021
Against Medical Advice Discharge: A Narrative Review and Recommendations for a Systematic Approach.
The American journal of medicine. 134(6):721-726 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.12.027. [PMID] 33610522.
2021
Radiation Therapy Adherence Among Patients Experiencing Homelessness
International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 109(4):1019-1027 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.10.032.
2021
The Impact of an Educational Intervention on Nursing Staff Attitudes Toward Patients Experiencing Homelessness and Mental Illness.
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. [DOI] 10.1177/10783903211011669. [PMID] 33949244.
2020
Intravenous Misuse of Unsterilized Methamphetamine Bong Water Laced With Vape Juice.
Psychosomatics. 61(6):732-734 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psym.2020.07.001. [PMID] 32758367.
2020
Surreptitious Opioid Misuse in the General Hospital via Rectal Administration: A Case Report.
Psychosomatics. 61(4):405-407 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psym.2019.12.001. [PMID] 31980212.
2019
Methamphetamine and Wasp Spray: A Unique Way to Get a Stinging High.
Psychosomatics. 60(5):535-536 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psym.2019.01.001. [PMID] 30717980.
2017
Medical Care of the Homeless: An American and International Issue.
Primary care. 44(1):57-65 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pop.2016.09.009. [PMID] 28164820.
2016
Ethics and the Treatment of the Mentally Ill, Homeless Person: a Perspective on Psychiatry Resident Training.
Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry. 40(4):612-6 [DOI] 10.1007/s40596-015-0330-0. [PMID] 25895630.
2016
Identifying and Addressing the Hidden Reasons Why Patients Refuse Discharge From the Hospital.
Psychosomatics. 57(1):18-24 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psym.2015.10.009. [PMID] 26791512.
2014
Psychogenic pseudosyncope: diagnosis and management.
Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical. 184:66-72 [DOI] 10.1016/j.autneu.2014.05.003. [PMID] 24882462.
2014
Street psychiatry as a community rotation for residents: the UNC Homeless Support Program.
Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry. 38(2):246-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s40596-014-0071-5. [PMID] 24619914.
2013
Poem: Homeless Man
Academic Psychiatry. 37(4) [DOI] 10.1176/appi.ap.13030030.
2012
Personal accounts: Bowling for Socks: residents are reminded that giving is receiving.
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 63(6):529-30 [DOI] 10.1176/appi.ps.20120p529. [PMID] 22638004.
2010
Discrepancy in response and remission rates for SAMe-treated patients in a double-blind, randomized clinical trial.
The American journal of psychiatry. 167(12) [DOI] 10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.10091252. [PMID] 21131413.
2007
Corticosteroid injections in the treatment of trigger finger: a level I and II systematic review.
The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 15(3):166-71 [PMID] 17341673.
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2005
Clinical outcome at a minimum of five years after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 87(8):1673-9 [PMID] 16085604.
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Education

Fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry)
2013 · University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency, General Psychiatry
2012 · Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Medical Degree
2008 · Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
B.S. East Asian Studies; Molecular and Cellular Biology
2004 · Vanderbilt University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4900
Emails:
Business:
sfleisch@ufl.edu
Administrative Specialist III:
Priscilla A Spence
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