Kimberly Gordon-Achebe, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
Expertise: Community psychiatry, public health, Department of Juvenile Services, school-based mental health, residential treatment, TIC, social justice, psychiatry training, structural and cultural competency, evidence-based therapies, diversity, equity and inclusion
Dr. Kimberly Gordon-Achebe (a.k.a. Dr. Kim Gordon) is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is board certified in both psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry with specialized expertise in community psychiatry, school-based mental health, residential treatment, complex pediatric trauma, diversity, inclusion, and health equity. Dr. Gordon is Program Director of the University of Maryland Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, consultant of the Programs for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)-Child Division and CEO & Founder of BHETC, LLC, a health equity consulting firm working to bring health equity training to communities of color.
She has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of pediatric mental health conditions, and provides training to medical students, adult psychiatry residents, child psychiatry fellows, and allied health professionals about systems of care, social determinants of health, cultural competency, and structural competency in psychiatry and medicine. Dr. Gordon has presented at many national conferences and her leadership has been instrumental in providing mentorship and leverage for many psychiatrists to develop educational resources, networks and supports to advance the cause of mental health equity. Her research interests involve trauma, human trafficking, diversity, inclusion, and equity in medical training, and integrating non-traditional and family supports in residential treatment and school- based settings. Dr. Gordon’s indelible mark is to serve as a catalyst for Justice, Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion by championing grassroots collaboration with healthcare systems, legislative policy makers, and judicial systems to transform zip codes with the goal of increasing life spans and achieving health equity and racial justice for BIPOC communities.