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School of Medicine Greenville

Faculty Profile

Faculty and Staff

Karen Marie Lommel, DO, MHA, MS

Title: Full Professor
Psychiatry/Behavioral Science
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-455-4238
Office: 701 Grove Road-Department of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine
Greenville SC 29605


Background: Dr. Lommel is currently the Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officer, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and previous Division Chief of Emergency Psychiatry in the Department of Emergency Medicine within Prisma Health-Upstate and USC School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Lommel completed a dual-degree program to receive her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Mater of Healthcare Administration in 2000. Dr. Lommel then completed a combined residency training program in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry at the University of Kentucky in 2005. She practiced as a child psychiatrist embedded within the children’s hospital and the trauma program for 8 years. During her career at UK she received NIH funding and conducted sponsored research while completing an M.S. degree in Clinical and Translational Science. After achieving promotion and tenure to associate professor, she returned to complete another residency training program in Emergency Medicine. She currently practices as an emergency physician as well as an adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist.
Teaching Interest(s): Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Emergency Psychiatry Emergency Medicine Psychosomatic Medicine
Research Interest(s): Virtual reality Collaborative care Crisis intervention training Healthcare architecture Trauma Emergency Medicine/Emergency Psychiatry
Honors & Awards: American Academy of Emergency Medicine Photo Competition Winner
UK Emergency Services Award Nominee
UK Emergency Services High Performers (Press Ganey Scores)
EMRA Augustine D’Orta Community Service Award Nominee
Resident of the Month
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Templeton Injury Prevention Paper Competition
Outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Supervisor
Outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Individual Supervisor
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Injury Prevention Award
W. R. Martin Senior Resident Research Mentor Award
President’s Commission for Women, COPS Leadership Training
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Award
Outstanding Child & Adolescent Supervisor
Future Leaders in Psychiatry
H.O. Kaak Outstanding Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Resident
Outstanding Resident in Behavioral Pediatrics
Dean’s Leadership Award in Health Sciences
J. Gordon Zink, D.O., F.A.A.O. Memorial Award For Dedication and Commitment to Osteopathic Profession
Ram’s Head Award for Outstanding Achievements in Osteopathic Manipulative Diagnosis and Therapy
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Aquinas Scholars Program
Dean’s List Award in Health Sciences
Professional Affiliations: Society for Critical Care Medicine
American Academy of Emergency Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians-Trauma and Injury Prevention Section
Emergency Medicine Residency Association
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Eastern Association For the Surgery of Trauma
Pediatric Trauma Society
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine-Annual Meeting Program Committee
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine-Committee for Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Kentucky Pediatric Society
Other - Chair
American Academy of Pediatrics
Kentucky Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-President
Other - President
Kentucky Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-Vice President
Other - Vice President
Kentucky Pediatric Society-Member Recognition Committee
Other - Chair

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