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.