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Marcela Almeida, MD

Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Room No. 155,
912 S Wood Street (MC 913),
Chicago, IL 60612
Office Phone: (312) 355-1223
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Assistant Name: Latricia Thomas

The prevalence of burnout and depression and their association with adherence to safety and practice standards: a survey of United States anesthesiology trainees.

de Oliveira GS Jr, Chang R, Fitzgerald PC, Almeida MD, Castro-Alves LS, Ahmad S, McCarthy RJ.

Anesth Analg. 2013 Jul;117(1):182-93. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182917da9. Epub 2013 May 17.

Anesthesiology residency program director burnout.

De Oliveira GS Jr, Almeida MD, Ahmad S, Fitzgerald PC, McCarthy RJ.

  • J Clin Anesth. 2011 May;23(3):176-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.02.001. Epub 2011 Apr 1.

High incidence of burnout in academic chairpersons of anesthesiology: should we be taking better care of our leaders?

De Oliveira GS Jr, Ahmad S, Stock MC, Harter RL, Almeida MD, Fitzgerald PC, McCarthy RJ.

  • Anesthesiology. 2011 Jan;114(1):181-93. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318201cf6c.

Perioperative single dose systemic dexamethasone for postoperative pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

De Oliveira GS Jr, Almeida MD, Benzon HT, McCarthy RJ.

  • Anesthesiology. 2011 Sep;115(3):575-88. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31822a24c2. Review.

Cortisol responses to ipsapirone challenge correlate with aggression, while basal cortisol levels correlate with impulsivity, in personality disorder and healthy volunteer subjects.

Almeida M, Lee R, Coccaro EF.

  • J Psychiatr Res. 2010 Oct;44(14):874-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2010.02.012. Epub 2010 Apr 7.

Marcela Almeida, MD

Director of Women’s Mental Health and Reproductive Psychiatry

Director of the Women's Mental Health FellowshipTraining Program

Director of the WMH Inpatient Service

Dr. Almeida joined UIC in 2012 and is the director of the Women’s Mental Health inpatient service, the largest in Illinois and among the largest in the country. She treats women with psychiatric manifestations related to their reproductive cycle (including infertility and pregnancy loss, pregnancy, postpartum events, breastfeeding, and menopause). In addition to her clinical work, she is passionate about teaching her residents and medical students and is involved with research.


Women’s Advocacy
Pregnancy, Postpartum, Infertility and Menopause
Burnout among residents
Physician burnout
Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and Underserved communities.
Residency education


Center for Study and Prevention of Postpartum depression
Postpartum/ Peripartum Disorders in women with HIV
Destigmatizing Mental Illness Among Latinas



  1. Ambulatory Clinic:
    Neuropsychiatric Insitute
    912 S. Wood Steet, Chicago, IL 60612
  2. UIC Hospital
    1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
  3. Institute for Juvenile Research
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
  4. Psychiatric Institute
    1601 W. Taylor St.Chicago, IL 60612

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