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Karon Dawkins


Associate Professor

Vice Chair of Education

Director, General Psychiatry Residency Program


UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

B.S., Psychology, University of South Carolina
M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Residency, Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Chief Resident, Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship, Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health

Summary Statement:

Dr. Dawkins is Training Director for the General Psychiatry Program and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Psychiatry. Responsibilities include maintenance of the educational program; including oversight of recruitment, instruction, supervision, evaluation, and advancement of residents within the training program, as well as maintenance of records related to program accreditation. She is also Director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Service and attends on that service 3 months per year. This includes performing treatments, outpatient and inpatient consultation, and clinical supervision of third year residents during their month-long ECT rotation and fourth year residents doing ECT electives. Clinical practice is largely limited to mood disorders and ECT.

Karon Dawkins