PAMELA MIRSKY, M.D., FACLP
Dr. Mirsky founded Mindful Hummingbird to help individuals harness their own inner resources so that they may better face the challenges of everyday life. Guided by her depth of knowledge and training, she aims to work side by side with you to teach tangible skills that can broaden your ability to cope in the face of difficulty.
Dr. Mirsky is board-certified in Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine. She is a Qualified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) through the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and has trained with renowned teachers including Jon Kabat-Zinn and Zindel Segal. She is certified by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and graduated from the two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program led by esteemed mindfulness teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
BACKGROUND, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Dr. Mirsky grew up near Philadelphia and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. In 2007 she received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, where she also trained as an intern in Psychiatry. She completed her psychiatry residency training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2011 and then went on to do a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry through Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Boston VA Medical Center from 2011 to 2012. In March 2018 she completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (now the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine).
For four years Dr. Mirsky directed the Psychiatry Consultation Service at Banner University Medical Center Tucson and then moved into Integrated outpatient settings including Primary Care and Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinics. She established the Mindfulness Clinic at Banner University Medical Center South, where she saw individual patients for mindfulness-based psychotherapy and taught Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups for depression. She remains as an Associate faculty member with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Mirsky also teaches for Cloud Sangha, an online community started by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach that aims to bring people together to create meaningful human connections and integrate mindfulness into everyday life. Their offerings can be found at https://cloudsangha.co/