Elena Perea, M.D.

Assistant Professor


Perea, Elena 2011

Email: elena_perea@med.unc.edu

Phone: (919) 966-6807



BA, Anthropology, Wake Forest University
MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Residency, University of North Carolina School of Medicine general psychiatry training program


Summary Statement:

Dr. Perea is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  Her interests include adult inpatient psychiatry, consult-liaison psychiatry, and medical education.  She is involved in the development and teaching of resident physician education curriculum for all 4 years of the general psychiatry residency, including problem-based learning, neurology, and board review.  She is involved in all 4 years of medical school education, including the Clinical Skills Development course in years 1 and 2, and team-based learning and didactics in the 3rd year clerkship.


Representative Publications:

1. Wakil L, Perea E, Penaskovic K, Stuebe A, Meltzer-Brody S.  Exacerbation of Psychotic Disorder during Pregnancy in the Context of Medication Discontinuation.  Psychosomatics.  2013 May-Jun; 54 (3):290-3.  doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2012.07.003. Epub 2012 Dec 4

2. Perea E, Robbins BV, Hutto B. Psychosis Related to Ropinirole. Am J Psychiatry. March 2006; 163: 547-8.