Sarah Y. Vinson, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine


Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson is a physician who specializes in adult, child & adolescent, and forensic psychiatry. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, where she is the creator and rotation director of Psychiatry Mini-Rotation for pediatric interns. She is also the co-editor of Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers – A Clinician Guide. During her tenure on the board of the Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she strengthened connections with the local pediatric community. She has planned CME events and spoken at multiple conferences with pediatric audiences. Additionally, she has experience being co-located with and providing integrated care services and consultation to pediatric providers.


Dr. Vinson is the founder of the Lorio Psych Group, an Atlanta, GA based mental health practice providing expert care and consultation. Dr. Vinson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida A & M University. After graduating from medical school at the University of Florida with Research Honors and as an Inductee in the Chapman Humanism Honors Society, she completed her general psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. While there, she also received specialized training in trauma through the Victims of Violence Program. She then returned to the South to complete fellowships in both child & adolescent and forensic psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine.


Dr. Vinson has received numerous awards in recognition of her service and leadership. Just two years after joining the faculty she was honored as Psychiatry and Faculty of the Year in 2015. In 2018, she was selected as the Outstanding Young Alumni for the University of Florida College of Medicine. She has been elected and/or appointed to national and statewide office by her professional peers. She is the immediate past President of the Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is the current Secretary of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association Board. Additionally, she serves on the Communications Council of the American Psychiatric Association and is the Southern Regional Rep. for the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. She has been a speaker at national conferences including the National School-Based Health Conference, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting and the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. She is also Adjunct Faculty at Emory University School of Medicine.