Margaret Chisolm

Margaret “Meg” S. Chisolm, MD, FAMEE

Margaret "Meg" S. Chisolm, M.D., FAMEE

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

It is an honor to be part of the division’s innovative and generous medical education community, which is poised to be an international leader in the field.


I’ve authored over 100 scientific, clinical, and medical education papers on psychiatric disorders and humanistic medical practice, as well as articles (and one book) on the use of social media in medicine and two books on psychiatry. Along the way, I’ve mentored all levels of learners and faculty – across multiple disciplines – locally, nationally. After participating in the inaugural cohort of the Harvard Macy Institute Art Museum-based Health Professions Educators Fellowship in 2018, I’ve pivoted my research to focus on the role of the arts and humanities in medical education in professional identity formation.
My personal interests include reading classic literature, watching films and football, knitting, cooking, and hiking.

I received my BA in visual arts from UMBC and my MD from the University of Maryland. After medical school, I trained in psychiatry at Hopkins, and am board-certified in both general psychiatry and addiction medicine. I am also certified as a facilitator in Visual Thinking Strategies, the most widely used and studied arts-based teaching method.


  • Degrees
    • B.A., Visual Arts / UMBC 1980

    • M.D. / University of Maryland 1988

  • Residencies
    • Psychiatry / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 1992

  • Fellowships
    • Forensic Psychiatry / University of Maryland School of Medicine 1993

  • Board Certifications
    • Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Neurology , 1994

    • Board Certified in Addiction Medicine , 2014

Scholarly Interests

Art museum-based teaching
Selected Publications
  • Cheston C, Flickinger T, Chisolm M. Social media in medical education: a systematic review. Academic Medicine. 2013;88(6):893-901. PMID:23619071

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  • Batt-Rawden S, Chisolm M, Anton B, Flickinger T. Teaching empathy to medical students: an updated and systematic review. Academic Medicine. 2013;88(8)1171-77. PMID: 23807099.

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  • Chisolm M. Altmetrics for medical educators. Academic Psychiatry. 2017;41(4):460-466. PMID: 27943130.

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  • Chisolm M & Lyketsos C. Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying the Perspectives of Psychiatry. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. 2012. ISBN-13: 978-142140702

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  • Zhang C, Kelly-Hedrick M, Lehmann S, Gelgoot E, Taylor A, Chisolm M. Bedside Education in the Art of Medicine (BEAM): An arts and humanities web-based clinical teaching resource. Academic Psychiatry. 2020.

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