Susan B. Trachman, M.D.

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Susan B. Trachman, M.D.

Susan B. Trachman, M.D.

Who I Am

I have been practicing psychiatry in Fairfax Virginia for over 30 years. In addition to private practice, I have academic appointments at George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University where I teach medical students, residents, and post-residency fellows in psychiatry.

I am board certified in adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.

Education & Training



University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School


Internship in Medicine and Neurology George Washington University

Psychiatry Resident George Washington University

Chief Resident in Psychiatry, George Washington University

Psychosomatic Medicine Fellow Georgetown University

Forensic Psychiatry Fellow University of Pennsylvania




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Awards & Recognition | Professional Experience


Awards & Recognition

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Janet Glasgow Award for Women’s Excellence in Medicine

Who’s Who In American Physicians

Best Doctors in Washington

Best Doctors in Fairfax

Compassionate Doctors Award

Consumers Guide for Best Psychiatrists in America

Forensic Psychiatrist

Provide record review, independent medical evaluations, testimony and court appearance in legal cases involving psychological damages, employment discrimination, harassment, and malpractice.

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Why Is There an Increase in Depression After COVID?

Deciphering medically unexplained symptoms. Susan’s latest blog at Psychology Today.

Carcinomatosis Presenting As Delirium: A Case Report.

Trachman, S.B., Begun, D.L., and Kirsch, D.G.: Carcinomatosis Presenting as Delirium: A Case Report. Psychosomatics Vol 32:4,pp.455-457. 1992.

Buspirone Induced Psychosis In An HIV Positive Man.

Trachman S.B.: Buspirone Induced Psychosis in an HIV Positive Man. Psychosomatics Vol 33:3, pp.332 -335 1992.

The Dual Role Dilemma: Fairfax Bar Journal.

Trachman,Susan B., M.D. The Dual Role Dilemma: Fairfax Bar Journal, Vol.XXVI, No.3, March 1999.

The Dual Role Dilemma: Journal of the Arlington Bar Association.

Trachman,Susan B., M.D.  The Dual Role Dilemma: Journal of the Arlington Bar Association, January 1999.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Litigation: Cambria Press

Trachman, Susan M.D. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Litigation, in Kittaef, Jack PhD JD Phantom Psychological Phenomenon, Pseudoscience, and Junk Science. Cambria Press 2007.

Premenstrual Mood Disorders: Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology

Trachman Susan B.: Premenstrual Mood Disorders: An Overview and Management Recommendations. Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol 34:6,1-8.

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