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Shelley Anne Holmer, MD

Co-Division Director, Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
Office: Room 3051 Yellow Zone, Duke So, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3369 Med Ctr., Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Holmer earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine and then went on to the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program.  She has had further training in both psychodynamic and dialectical behavioral therapies.  For the last nine years, Dr. Holmer has been on faculty at Duke.  Her clinical work is in both inpatient and outpatient settings and spans biological and psychological treatments.  Dr. Holmer is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit for Duke University Hospital.  On the wards and in the clinic, she is an active teacher and supervisor for psychiatry residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and social work interns. 



Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2002


Holmer, S. A., C. L. Houlton, and T. D. Westmoreland. “A new irreversibly inhibited form of xanthine oxidase from ethylisonitrile.” J Inorg Biochem 66, no. 1 (April 1997): 63–65.

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