Psychiatry Residency Leadership
Dr. Jorge Luis Sotelo is board certified in Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed his training in General Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami. Dr. Sotelo completed fellowships in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Dr. Sotelo has been involved in medical education since completing his training. He was director of the medical student clerkship in psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and was the inaugural training director for the Consultation-Liaison Fellowship at that institution, from 2007 until 2016. He worked closely with the Miami Transplant Institute and completed hundreds of pre-transplant psychiatric evaluations of individuals being considered for kidney, liver, heart, lung, and multivisceral transplants. He served as assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine from 2007 until 2016 and in 2017 joined Memorial Healthcare System as medical director of psychiatry at Memorial Regional Hospital’s Center for Behavioral Health. In addition, he was appointed to be the inaugural program director for the Memorial Healthcare System Psychiatry Residency and has successfully recruited multiple psychiatrists to join a dynamic team of faculty members for the young residency program.
Nationally, Dr. Sotelo has been recognized by the American Psychiatry Association for his teaching efforts as a recipient of the Nancy CA Roeske, MD Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education. He serves in education committees in the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. He has presented nationally on several topics involving transplant patients and medical education and has published recently on the interface between depression and other medical comorbidities, such as cancer and heart disease.
His clinical interest includes consultation-liaison psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, transplant psychiatry, and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.
Associate Program Director
Dr. Omair Abbasi is board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Seychelles American Institute of Medicine and completed his residency training in General Psychiatry at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Health Alliance. Dr. Abbasi completed a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and additional coursework in Psychodynamic Therapy at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. In addition, he is a graduate of the South Florida Physician Leadership Academy.
Dr. Abbasi has been passionate about medical education since residency where he first started regularly teaching in lectures and case-based learning exercises. After fellowship, he served as an Assistant Clerkship Director for Psychiatry at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was actively involved in pre-clinical and clerkship education, the General Psychiatry residency program, and the Consultation-Liaison Fellowship program. In his role, he received multiple teaching awards including the Robert Waelder Award for Excellence in Residency Education, The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Medical Education, and the Faculty Professionalism Award from the SKMC Class of 2020.
Nationally, Dr. Abbasi has been recognized by the American Psychiatry Association for his teaching efforts as a recipient of the Nancy CA Roeske, MD Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education. He is also the recipient of the Early Career Development Award by the Association for Academic Psychiatry and the Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship by the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. Dr. Abbasi is an active member of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) and the Medical Student Education subcommittee of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He has presented nationally on several topics involving medical student education and consultation-liaison psychiatry.
His clinical interest includes neuropsychiatry (specifically epilepsy), psychodynamic therapy, and psychological factors affecting obesity and weight management. Dr. Abbasi joined Memorial Healthcare System in July of 2021 to serve as the associate program director for the Psychiatry Residency Program.
Dr. Abbasi is excited to be a part of the Memorial family and looks forward to helping build a strong didactic curriculum to accompany the excellent clinical experiences provided by the health system.