Dr. Sharon A. Abramowitz MD Psychiatrist

Dr. Sharon Abramowitz is a psychiatrist in Oakland, California and is affiliated with Alameda County Medical Center. She received her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. She is one of 10 doctors at Alameda County Medical Center who specialize in Psychiatry.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Psychiatrist: General Psychiatry, Addiction, Psychosomatic Medicine

Clinical Interests: Behavioral health, MOHS disorders, addiction medicine, primary care-behavioral health integration, motivational interviewing trainer, adult development issues, mood disorders, individual and couples therapy, self psychology

Hospital Affiliation

Alameda County Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Psychiatry, 1988

Mount Zion Medical Center University of California
Internship, 1983 - 1984

UC Davis School of Medicine
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Addiction Medicine
Certified 4 years in N/A

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 24 years in Psychiatry

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Humanist Medicine Award, Division of Primary Care Medicine, Alameda Health System

Award for Exceptional Psychotherapeutic Skill & Unusual Concern for the Welfare of Patients, UCSF Dept of Psychiatry

Publications & Presentations

Linking a motivational interviewing curriculum to the chronic care model.
Abramowitz, S. A., Flattery, D., Franses, K., Berry, L.

GPs good at ruling out depression in primary care, but false positives common.
Abramowitz, S., Ani, C.

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