- Category: Notable Alumni
- Number of years working in your current industry: 30
- Undergrad degree/university: Carroll College
- Graduate degree/university: Medical College of Wisconsin
Carroll College – 1986 (bachelor’s)
Medical College of Wisconsin – 1990 (M.D.)
Dr. Jon Lehrmann, the chair and Charles E. Kubly professor in psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and associate chief of staff for mental health at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, has spent his career working to expand mental health care access.
Lehrmann, who graduated from Carroll College in 1986 and MCW in 1990, helped establish the Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program to help pediatricians get guidance about patients from psychiatrists. Recently, Gov. Tony Evers announced funding to expand the program to cover the entire state.
He helped launch MCW Green Bay and Wausau psychiatry residency programs to train psychiatrists and keep them employed in areas of greatest need. Both programs will host their first graduations this year, and six of the seven inaugural residents have accepted positions in underserved areas or will continue training in fellowships serving youth.