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Meet the mental health team at IU School of Medicine

Mental Health Services Team

Mental Health Services Team

You spoke, we listened.

Mental Health Services at IU School of Medicine has grown substantially over the last year in response to feedback from students, expressed through the Graduation Questionnaire and the Independent Student Survey, for more services.

“Medical trainees who seek assistance will find a broad array of services available from our team,” said Samia Hasan, MD, director of mental health services. “Our services are easily accessible, confidential and free.”

Meet your mental health team:

  • Hasan provides psychiatric services, including initial assessments, medication management and follow-up telemedicine visits. She is a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry who, as director of mental health services, oversees the delivery of mental health services across the school’s nine campuses. Contact her at or 317-274-1068.
  • Suzanne Kunkle, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has counseled more than a thousand medical trainees since starting the school’s counseling services in 1999. Her specialties are wellness, stress management, adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, burnout, trauma and relationships. Contact her at or 317-274-4751.
  • Jessica Fultz is a licensed clinical social worker who provides psychotherapy, develops mental health programming, enhances crisis services and conducts outreach. She provides psychotherapy for a range of issues, including interpersonal dynamics, depressive and mood disorders, stress management, trauma resolution and adjustment concerns. Contact her at or 317-278-2381.
  • Lisa Heitman is the program coordinator and initial point of contact for the department. She coordinates scheduling and acts as a liaison for medical trainees and referral sources. Contact her at or 317-278-2383.

Students and residents outside of Indianapolis may access services by phone or may use local services. Crisis care is available 24/7 at 317-278-HELP (4357). More information can be found at

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