Barbara Fitzgerald, M.D.
Associate Professor Emerita
Dr. Fitzgerald serves as an attending psychiatrist in our Norton Hospital inpatient psychiatry service She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University and her medical degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fitzgerald completed her psychiatric residency training at Vanderbilt University where she served as Chief Resident. She received her board certification in psychiatry in 1981. She joined the faculty in 1981, and has assumed a variety of roles including Clinical Director at Norton Psychiatric Center and most recently as the Director of Residency Training. Dr. Fitzgerald has made major contributions to the education of a generation of psychiatrists in Kentucky and the surrounding region. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive therapy and a highly experienced cognitive-behavioral therapist. Dr. Fitzgerald has had a long-standing interest in the treatment of persons who suffer from both eating disorders and depression and has made many presentations on this topic. In addition to her clinical service, Dr. Fitzgerald lectures and precepts medical students and psychiatry residents. Her lecture topics include ethics in the practice of psychiatry and the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy.