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Irene Pastis, MD

Irene Pastis

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
905 Johns Hopkins Drive
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-2660
Fax: 252-744-3815
Email: pastisi@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor


Education & Training

East Carolina University Vidant Medical Center
Internal Medicine - Psychiatry Chief Resident
Greenville, NC
07/2016-06/2017
East Carolina University Vidant Medical Center
Internal Medicine - Psychiatry Resident
Greenville, NC
07/2012-06/2017
St George's University School of Medicine
Medical School
Grenada, West Indies
08/2007-05/2012
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Graduated with honors Cum Laude (GPA 3.74)
Baltimore, MD
08/2003-05/2007

Licenses & Certifications

  • North Carolina Medical License, Expires 12/20/2017
  • ECFMG Certified
  • Completion of USMLE Step 1-3, Passed
  • BLS, ACLS certification obtained 08/2016, expires 08/2018
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Course Certification Issued 10/2016, expires 10/2017
  • Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety-Institute for Healthcare Improvement 12/2016
  • Internal Medicine Board Eligible – Exam date 08/21/2017
  • Psychiatry Board Eligible – Expected exam date 09/2018

Research Experience & Presentations

Poster and Vignette Presentations during Residency

09/2012-10/2016

  • Combined Internal Medicine - Psychiatry Program Poster. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Rachel Bronsther MD, Irene Pastis MD, Michael Lang MD. 10/2016
  • Delirium in a patient with multiple myeloma Poster presentation. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Irene Pastis MD, Rachel Bronsther MD, Michael Lang MD. 10/2014
  • A challenging case of a patient with persistent unresponsiveness Poster presentation. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Rachel Bronsther MD, Irene Pastis MD, Michael Lang MD. 10/2014
  • The interesting case of a patient with a psychiatric history of schizoaffective disorder bipolar type and psychogenic polydipsia Poster presentation. North Carolina Psychiatric Association. Irene Pastis MD, Magdalena Broszko MD, Michael Lang MD. 09/2014
  • A rare case of Streptococcus Bovis Endocarditis Poster presentation. Kataria and GME day. Irene Pastis MD, Hao Nguyen MD, Kaushal Shah MD, Manjit Dhillon MD, Ari Frenkel MD, Paul Cook MD. 04/2014
  • Infective Endocarditis Chair's Report. Irene Pastis MD. 11/2013
  • A case of a 23 year old with a diagnosis of PANDAS; the management and amelioration of her symptoms Vignette presentation. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Irene Pastis MD, Michael Lang MD. 10/2013
  • A curious case of myxedema psychosis Poster presentation. North Carolina Psychiatric Association. Irene Pastis MD, Michael Lang MD. 09/2013
  • A curious case of myxedema psychosis Poster presentation. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Irene Pastis MD, Michael Lang MD. 09/2012
  • A curious case of myxedema psychosis Vignette presentation. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Irene Pastis MD, Michael Lang MD. 09/2012

Research and Presentations during Undergraduate studies

08/2005-05/2007

  • Laboratory of Drug Design and Synthesis UMBC Chemistry department
    Synthesis of Ring Expanded Nucleoside Analogues for Inhibition of the Hepatitis B and C Viruses
    • Mentor: Dr. Ramachandra S. Hosmane, Professor of Chemistry, Director of Laboratory funded by NIH
    • Published at UMBC Review Journal of Undergraduate Research Vol. 9 2008 Synthesis of Ring Expanded Nucleoside Analogues for Inhibition of the Hepatitis B and C viruses
    • Presented at National Conference: Synthesis of Ring Expanded Nucleoside Analogues for Inhibition of the Hepatitis B and C viruses Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (MARM) Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey Park, PA. 06/05/2006
    • Presented at The Provost's Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day. Received the Undergraduate Research Award 04/26/2006
    • Presented at UMBC: Synthesis of Ring Expanded Nucleoside Analogues for Inhibition of the Hepatitis B and C viruses 8th Annual Undergraduate Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. 10/15/2005

Teaching Experience & Presentations

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds presentation on "Psychiatric Disorders and Inflammation: the basics, the current research, and the future" 12/01/2016
PRITE review session on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
As a fifth year resident I lead the review session with the residents
08/04/2016
Small group teaching sessions with medical students
Reviewed Alcoholism and Substance Use disorder
01/29/2016
Small group teaching sessions with medical students
Reviewed Borderline Personality Disorder
11/30/2015
Senior Teaching of Interns on DSM 5 Depressive Disorders
I lead a teaching session on Depressive Disorders
08/27/2015
Psychiatry Board Review session on Psychotherapy
I lead the review session with the residents
08/14/2014

Honors & Awards

  • Poster presentation award during North Carolina Psychiatric Association meeting
    A curious case of myxedema psychosis, 10/2013
  • Semester Academic Honors, 01/2004-2006
  • Dean's List Honors, 01/2004-2006
  • Undergraduate Research Award Scholar, 01/2006-2007

Appointment & Committees

  • Chief Resident Council, 07/2016-06/2017
  • Graduate Medical Education Resident Council, 07/2015-06/2016

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, 10/2012-10/2017
  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association, 09/2013-09/2014
  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliate, 09/2005-09/2006

Clinical & Volunteer Services

Volunteer, Evans group home
  • Volunteer at Evans group home, a home for intellectually disabled adults. Participate and involve the residents in activities and prepare meals with them
06/2016-present
Volunteer, Ronald McDonald house of North Carolina
  • Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house where I help make the home comfortable for families to stay there while their child is in the hospital
06/2016-present
Volunteer, Maryland General Hospital
  • Volunteer at Maryland General Hospital for a total of 160 hours.
  • Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation for Maryland General Hospital Volunteer Services
01/2005-01/2006

Personal Information

  • Place of Birth: Baltimore MD
  • Citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse's name: Nicholas Slattery
  • Interests & Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, kayaking, spending time with my family and my two dogs
  • Language Skills: Fluent in Greek