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Physician Impairment

Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Presenter Details
Michelle O'Brien, DO
Michelle O'Brien, DO
Addiction Medicine Fellow
Department of Psychiatry

Michelle O’Brien, DO, received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Oregon in 2015 and completed one year of Internal Medicine at The Wright Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania before transitioning to psychiatry. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Grinnell College, Iowa in 2011. Interested in medicine for quite some time, she was initially drawn to med/psych and continues to thrive on a holistic approach to health care. Her interests in psychiatry are varied and include addiction, forensics and inpatient or outpatient adult. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, star gazing and playing with her dogs. Michelle recently graduated from the University of Arizona Psychiatry Residency Program.

Donnie Sansom, DO
Donnie Sansom, DO
Associate Medical Director, Director of Addictions
Sierra Tucson

Donald Sansom, DO, practiced in a diverse and robust private practice with an emphasis in obstetrical and pediatric anesthesia at Tucson Medical Center from 1995-2012 where he also served in a variety of leadership positions. Upon retiring from anesthesia in 2012, Dr. Sansom became the medical director in a corrections facility and began working with individuals with various forms of substance abuse and co-morbidities. In 2015, he left the medical director position to pursue an opportunity to start a drug and alcohol treatment center in both a clinical and administrative role, further cementing his commitment to treating patients with addiction. Dr. Sansom has a passion for working with individuals with all forms of substance use disorder and shepherding them along a path of lifelong sobriety and health. He has interests in neuroscience as it relates to addiction, mindfulness, neuroplasticity and spirituality.


Jamie Weinand, MD
Jamie Weinand, MD
Addiction Medicine Fellow
Department of Psychiatry

Jamie Weinand, MD, obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 2017. He received his B.S. in biology and a B.A. in spanish from Duke University in 2012. Following his undergraduate graduation, Jamie completed a Fulbright scholarship in Mexico City in 2013. His professional interests include addiction medicine and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) healthcare. A native of Tucson, Arizona, Jamie graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in 2008 and is thrilled to be back home. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, learning languages and reading. Jamie recently graduated from the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program.

Learning Objectives

Physician impairment is often stigmatized and is a widely under-discussed aspect of medical science.

In this Grand Rounds, we will explore the demographics, prevalence and clinical features of physician impairment in addition to current resources for university-affiliated trainees and faculty, as well as Arizona physicians at-large. Evidence to be presented includes the unique challenges and strengths of our physician population diagnosed with substance use disorders and aspects of navigating Physician Health Programs (PHP) as well as the Arizona Medical Board.

  • Define physician impairment and identify stigmas (the Federation of State Medical Boards).
  • Describe demographics, prevalence and clinical features.
  • Explain the unique challenges and strengths of the physician population.
  • Identity local resources for university-affiliated trainees and Arizona physicians at-large.
  • Explain the function and role of the Physician Health Program (PHP) and role and involvement of the Arizona State Medical
CME Credit/Disclaimer

To register your attendance for CME credit please text 700131 to 866-327-3062 at the beginning of the presentation.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Be sure to log in to your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Psychiatry
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