Albertina Kerr is pleased to announce the promotion of Naomi Fishman, M.D., to Medical Director of its Children’s Mental Health Services, beginning February 1, 2022.
Dr. Fishman, a child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist, has been working at Kerr’s Crisis Psychiatric Care (Subacute) program and Children’s Behavioral Services for more than five years. Board certified in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry, she has provided coverage at many organizations throughout Oregon. She recently completed a three-year tenure as Program Chair of the Oregon Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
In her new role, Dr. Fishman will oversee and coordinate Kerr’s mental health programs for youth and children. She will also represent Kerr in various community forums, develop medical policies, carry a small case load, and provide absence and vacation coverage for other psychiatrists.
“Dr. Fishman’s talent in collaborating with others combined with her deep organizational knowledge and passion for the client/family care experience makes her well-suited to further our efforts,” said Derrick Perry, Chief Program Officer at Kerr.
Dr. Fishman completed both a general psychiatry residency and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, where she was Chief Fellow her second year, at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in 2014 and 2016, respectively. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to continue serving youth and families in a clinical capacity, and also to help strengthen Kerr’s current programs and build new ones,” she said.
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has been caring for Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens. Today, Kerr offers children and teens struggling with life’s challenges crisis psychiatric care and outpatient mental health services. Kerr also provides safe and supportive 24-hour residential care for individuals experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), and employment services for adults with I/DD.