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Sheila Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic

Sheila Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D. completed her psychiatry residency and consultation-liaison fellowship at Mayo Clinic. She is co-chair of the Division of Professionalism and an associate professor of Psychiatry. Her career focus is in transplantation and she established the Mayo Clinic Transplant Psychiatry program in 1999, serves on the Mayo Clinic Transplant Executive and Clinical Practice Committees, and has a joint appointment in the Department of Surgery. She is the psychiatry director of the Mayo Clinic Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) program and is on the United Network of Organ Sharing VCA committee which sets policy nationwide for the care of hand, face and uterine transplant candidates.

Dr. Jowsey-Gregoire is a founding member of the Chauvet Workshop, an international organization that promotes the psychosocial care of VCA patients and is the principal investigator for a Department of Defense-funded study in reconstructive transplantation. She is active in the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and a member of the AST Education committee and past chair of the AST Psychosocial Community of Practice. She has received NIH funding on outcomes in kidney donors and her research has been  published in the American Journal of Transplantation as well as a number of other transplant journals. She co-led writing groups of the AST and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation on guidelines for the psychosocial evaluation of kidney donors and heart transplant patients. She is also a member of the Transplant Center Diversity and Inclusion Committee which focuses on promoting the needs of patients and staff.

2019 Sessions

Thursday, September 26

Session 13 - A Conversation That Will Change the Way You Think About Mental Health

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Nearly three years after his life-altering facial transplant surgery, Mayo Clinic patient Andy Sandness will share his personal mental health journey during a special Mayo Clinic Transform 2019 discussion. During this session, Andy will discuss his personal experience navigating the confusion and stigma related to mental health, the impact of his devastating self-inflicted gunshot wound, recovery from an intense and complex 50+ hour facial surgery, and how his dedication to impact others struggling with mental health issues is increasing awareness and transforming health care delivery. This authentic personal story will challenge your presumptions and change the way you think about mental health. Andy will also be joined during the session by his surgical care team leader Samir Mardini, M.D. and psychiatrist Sheila Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.

Thursday, September 26

Break and Meet the Speakers

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom