Dr. M.J. Kramer named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association06/14/23 12:30:pm
Mitzi (M.J.) Kramer, MD, DFAPA, medical director of Trauma Recovery, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Kramer joins an elite group of psychiatrists with this honorary distinction who continue to make significant contributions to the field of psychiatry. In recognition of her honor, she will attend the 2023 Convocation of Distinguished Fellows on May 22 during the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
“It’s an honor to receive this distinction,” Dr Kramer says. “I greatly appreciate the support of Rogers’ administration who have encouraged and fostered my professional growth these past eight years.”
“Dr. Kramer has made immense contributions to our patients, her community, and the psychiatric profession,” says Jerry Halverson, MD, FACPsych, DFAPA. “Awarding Dr. Kramer with the DFAPA designation is representative of the utmost respect the psychiatry community has for her.”
Dr. Kramer completed her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she also completed her internship and residency followed by a fellowship in forensic psychiatry. In addition, she trained at the Department of Veteran Affairs with a focus on assisting veterans with a PTSD diagnosis to reacclimate after returning from active combat duty. She was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Kramer has experience working with adults with mental illness in the correctional system, including the Augusta State Medical Prison where she managed the high max inmate population.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Kramer has presented her research at regional and national conferences and is a strong advocate for reducing mental health stigma. She trains and mentors nurse practitioner and physician assistant students in the practice and management of patients with PTSD. She is actively involved in various leadership roles in organized psychiatry and has won numerous awards for teaching and clinical excellence.