Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSC

Director of Medical Education


  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSC is the Director of Medical Education at Sheppard Pratt, as well as a board-certified psychiatrist. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Harvard College, she obtained her master’s degree from the University of Oxford and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ryznar completed residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a postdoctoral research fellowship in medical education at Johns Hopkins. She was then appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins and served as an attending physician there, before moving to Sheppard Pratt. Her clinical focus is consultation-liaison psychiatry. Her research interests include consultation-liaison psychiatry, childhood trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, decision-making capacity, medical education, and curriculum development. Dr. Ryznar is co-editor of “Landmark Papers in Psychiatry,” published by Oxford University Press in 2020, and has several peer-reviewed articles. She has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a Leadership Fellow (2017-2019), by the American College of Psychiatrists as a Laughlin Fellow (2018) and returning fellow (2019), and by the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry for best review article in Psychosomatics (2021). She is also the recipient of clinical teaching awards at Northwestern and Johns Hopkins.