Kelly L. Cozza, MD

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Vice Chair (Education), Department of Psychiatry, Clerkship Director, Director, Department Appointment and Promotion
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Medical Education
HIV and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
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Creighton University School of Medicine, MD 1987
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Categorical Psychiatry Internship and Psychiatry Residency 1987-1990
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Consultation-Liaison Fellowship 1992-1993


Kelly L. Cozza, MD, DFAPA, FACLP is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and National Capital Consortium Psychiatry Residency Program, and is a senior faculty-clinician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She currently the Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair (Education), and is the Psychiatry Clinical Clerkship Director, Department Director for Academic Appointments and Promotions, and a scientist for the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) at USUHS.

Dr. Kelly Cozza received her medical degree from Creighton University in 1987, and completed her psychiatric residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC in 1991. She served as the 3rd Armored Division Psychiatrist and Division Surgeon in Frankfurt, Germany, after which she completed her Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Fellowship at Walter Reed in 1993. She has served as the Chief and Fellowship Director of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service (1994-1997). After leaving the military, she was the integrated psychiatrist specializing in HIV on the Infectious Disease Service at Walter Reed and for the Department of Defense from 1997-2006, and a consultant to Walter Reed’s Psychiatric Residency program until her return as a clinician-educator in 2015.

Dr. Kelly Cozza has published and lectured extensively in the areas of psychopharmacology and HIV/AIDS. She is the co-chair of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Special Interest Group for HIV, and of the World Psychiatric Association Workgroup/Section for HIV. She is also a reviewer and former editorial board member for Psychosomatics, the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Cozza has more than 30 years of experience in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine), HIV care, and Medical Education. Her current areas of clinical and research interest include HIV psychopharmacology and treatment, collaborative care of medically complicated older adults, PTSD in medically ill older adults, and psychiatric education for medical students.