Erika Saunders, MD

Erika Saunders, MD

Dr. Erika Saunders is Chair for the Department of Psychiatry; Director of the Mood Disorder Program and Associate Professor at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Saunders is an adjunct research investigator at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Dr. Saunders completed her residency in adult psychiatry, as well as a research fellowship in mood disorders at the University of Michigan Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Board-certified in psychiatry, Dr. Saunders’ clinical and research interests include bipolar disorder and mood disorders. Dr. Saunders’ work has been recognized nationally, and she has been accepted to speak about her work at meetings of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology, and American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Saunders was granted membership to the American College of Psychiatrists, and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Saunders is a section editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and is on the program committee for the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology. She was awarded a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and a PSU Resident Teaching award.