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Jerry L. Halverson, MD, DFAPA

Chief Medical Officer, Rogers Behavioral Health

Jerry L. Halverson, MD, DFAPA, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a subspecialty in psychosomatic medicine. He serves as chief medical officer of Rogers Behavioral Health, medical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital–Oconomowoc, and as medical director of the FOCUS Adult Mood Disorders Program. Dr. Halverson has a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed an internal medicine internship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota, and a residency in general adult psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Halverson previously was the medical director of adult psychiatry at Meriter Hospital in Madison and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health where he directed its treatment refractory psychiatry disorders program.

Dr. Halverson is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and serves on the APA's Council on Quality of Psychiatric Care. A past president of the Wisconsin Medical Society (WMS) and Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, he is a member of the World Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Dane County and Waukesha County medical societies and is the physician member of the combined City of Madison/Dane County Board of Health. He is a regular volunteer physician at UW's Safehaven Psychiatric Clinic for the underserved in Dane County.

Dr. Halverson has advocated for the use of objective patient care data to improve care through his work with Wisconsin initiatives in that area, and has lectured throughout the United States on mental health and health policy issues to academic, legislative and community audiences. He has been honored by his colleagues for clinical and leadership excellence, receiving numerous awards including the Wisconsin Alumni Association “Forward Under 40” award, the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award from the WMS Foundation, an Early Career Leadership Award by the AMA Foundation and the AMA Women's Physician Congress Mentor Award. Dr. Halverson was selected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® 2015-2018.

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