Teresa Ramerth, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Community-based Specialty Lead, Clinical Psychiatry


  • MD, University of Kentucky, 1993
  • MA (Philosophy), University of Kentucky, 1989
  • BS (Zoology), University of Kentucky, 1985
  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Yale University, 1998
  • Resident in Psychiatry, William S. Hall, Psychiatric Institute, 1997
  • Categorical Internship, William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, 1994

Courses Taught

  • OMS-IV, Advanced Outpatient Psychiatry

Professional Memberships

  • General Psychiatry Residency Training Program Committee (Resident Member, 1993-1996, Resident Activities Coordinator, 1995)
  • South Carolina Psychiatric Association, Ethics Committee, 1995
  • South Carolina Psychiatric Association Newsletter “In Touch” (Editor, 1995-1996)
  • South Carolina Psychiatric Association Delegate to South Carolina Mental Health Liaison Organization, 1996-1997
  • American Psychiatric Association, 1993-2000
  • International Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 1998-2000
  • Ginsberg Fellow, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, 1995-1997 (Legal aspects of pastoral counseling.)
  • Board of Trustees, Ginsberg Fellow Representative, 1995-1997
  • Congressional Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 1996 (Healthcare advisor to Senator Jeffords of Vermont.  First formal fellow in the history of the program.)


Teresa Ramerth, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. She graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine and completed residency at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, South Carolina. She completed a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Yale University.

Dr. Ramerth’s interest in psychiatry resulted from observing the difficulties a brilliant family member experienced growing up with depression and getting help from a Christian psychiatrist. She saw the courage and determination it required and was inspired to help others. She has been privileged to work in a vast array of treatment settings both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ramerth has a particular interest in working with multicultural integration.

She returned to the US after a year living and working in New Zealand addressing cultural divergences there. Then joined a distinctly Christian based practice with Curt Thompson, MD. Utilizing principles of IPNB (Interpersonal Neurobiology) as it relates to Spiritual formation.


  • Published article for Physician’s Practice magazine. Physicians prescribing for family members, 2010.

Research Interests

  • Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bioethics Program, 1990. (Research involved the Durable Power of attorney for Health Care at National Institutes of Health.)
  • Research Assistant, University of Kentucky, Department of Psychiatry, 1991. (Research involved pregnant women, drug abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse.) Nominated for AOA (Medical Honors Society) presentation.
  • Research Assistant, University of Kentucky, Department of Neurology, 1992. (Research involved ethics and persistent vegetative state.)
  • Research Fellow, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1993. (Research of the healthcare delivery system in relation to the Maori population.)