University of Nebraska Medical Center

VaKara Meyer Karre, MD

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Psychiatry


VaKara Meyer Karre

Dr. Meyer Karre is board-certified in general adult psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and addiction medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center before completing a residency in Adult Psychiatry and fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Dr. Meyer Karre specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders, in the medically ill. She is the co-director of the Addiction Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service and is core faculty for the general psychiatry residency and addiction medicine fellowship. She has particular interests in Transplant Psychiatry, Psycho-oncology, and Addiction Psychiatry. She also has a strong interest in the training of residents and fellows.

She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

  • MD: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2008
  • Residency: Adult psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2008-2012; chief resident, 2011-2012
  • Fellowship: Psychosomatic Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012-2013
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