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Clinical Assistant Professor


UNC-Chapel Hill

Education & Training

B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia

M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals

Chief Resident of Clinical Informatics, UNC Psychiatry

Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, Yale Law & Psychiatry

Summary Statement:

Dr. Vitiello completed his General Psychiatry residency training at UNC where he served as the first Chief Resident in Clinical Informatics, the culmination of the Clinical Informatics Track which he helped launch in the Department of Psychiatry. He was additionally in the inaugural cohort of the Clinician Educator Track at UNC, for which he was inducted to the UNC Academy of Educators. After completing residency at UNC, he completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the Yale Division of Law and Psychiatry.

Dr. Vitiello returned to the UNC Department of Psychiatry as the first Jeffrey Houpt Scholar to build and grow an academic Forensic Psychiatry Program at UNC with a scholarly focus. Dr. Vitiello has had manuscripts published in medical journals including Psychiatric Services, the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Academic Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Vitiello has an interest in the intersection of ethical and legal issues pertaining to mental health, and he is an active member of the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee.

Dr. Vitiello’s clinical interests include inpatient psychiatry, including the evaluation and management of patients with serious mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. He is interested in the care of incarcerated individuals, as well as Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry through providing psychiatric care to patients hospitalized with medical and/or surgical illness.