Phone: (919) 929-7449
B.A. with honors in Biology, Yale University
M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency in Psychiatry, Brown University
Clinical Fellowship in Perinatal Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Killenberg received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. She completed residency training in adult psychiatry at Brown University in 1996, and clinical training in the field of women's reproductive psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the UNC psychiatry department as a clinical assistant professor in 2009. Dr Killenberg works as an outpatient psychiatrist in the Women's Mood Disorders Program, and treats women suffering from mood and anxiety symptoms in pregnancy and postpartum, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and perimenopausal mood changes. She is supervises a weekly resident psychiatrists' clinic in this area of expertise. In 2010, Dr. Killenberg completed training in the field of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for depression. She is the Principle Investigator in a study using TMS to treat postpartum depression.
- Abramowitz JA, Meltzer-Brody S, Lesserman J, Killenberg S, Rinaldi K, Mahaffey B, Petersen C. “Obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors in a sample of women with postpartum mood symptoms,” Arch Women’s Mental Health 13 (6), 523-530, 2010.
- Howard M, Diaz SF, Jain N, Zlotnick C, Pearlstein T: Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy, in Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient, edited by Lee RV, Rosene K, Barbour LA, et al. Philadelphia, American College of Physicians, 2000.
- Diaz SF, Grush LR, Sichel DA, Cohen LS: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Pregnancy and the Puerperium, in Annual Review of Psychiatry, Volume 16, edited by Dickstein, LJ, Riba MB, Oldham JM, Washington, American Psychiatric Press, 1997.
- Phillips KA, Diaz SF, et al. "Gender differences in body dysmorphic disorder", Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders 185:570-577, 1997.