Dr. Caris Talburt Fitzgerald, M.D., is currently an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Fitzgerald completed medical school and a residency in Psychiatry at UAMS. She then completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Sleep Medicine Institute before returning back to the UAMS campus.
Dr. Fitzgerald is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She treats a wide variety of sleep disorders at both the Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare System and the UAMS West Little Rock Sleep Clinic. Her research foci have included sleep and suicidality; exploring relationships between sleep related breathing disorders and treatment resistant depression in the setting of electroconvulsive therapy; and elucidating the interaction between sleep, media exposure, and physical activity.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society, American Psychiatric Association, and a founding member of the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine.