Jonathan Gerkin

Associate Professor


Associate Professor


UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill
UNC Mental Health Specialists – Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

B.A., Biology, Case Western Reserve University
M.D., Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency Training, University of North Carolina General Psychiatry Residency Program
Fellowship Training, University of North Carolina Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Training Program

Summary Statement:

Dr. Jonathan “Jonny” Gerkin is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. His primary clinical activities include general hospital psychiatry consultation supervising fellows, residents and medical students in the evaluation and management of psychiatric presentations in the medically ill. He enjoys incorporating brief psychotherapeutic interventions at the bedside that are based in mindfulness practices and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Other clinical activities include supervising a general psychiatry residency outpatient clinic and maintaining a small outpatient psychotherapy practice at the UNC Mental Health Specialists clinic that is ACT based. Jonny is the former director of both the UNC Psychiatry Consultation Service and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. His academic activities have included directing and co-directing curriculums for fellows, residents and students, including directing the pre-clinical and clinical behavioral medicine courses for the UNC Physician Assistant Training Program. He founded and co-hosts Mindful Mondays (12:15pm in the Cancer Hospital Chapel), a weekly informal mindfulness practice session for all providers, staff and trainees affiliated with UNC Hospitals or School of Medicine, and has developed and implemented multiple mindfulness based curricular projects with medical trainees that target stress management, burnout and clinical practice.

Jonny Gerkin