Vanessa Torres-Llenza, MD, is board-certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry and hospitalist on our George Washington Hospital psychosomatic medicine and emergency psychiatry service. She completed her bachelor's degree at University of Puerto Rico and then pursued her medical degree in Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at Boston University Medical Center where she worked with a diverse patient population and served as an advocate for minority physician recruitment. Dr. Torres-Llenza was recipient of a 2013-2015 American Psychiatric Association/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Research Award with which she conducted a community-based program on mental health awareness in Puerto Rico. She completed a Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at the George Washington University/Inova Fairfax Hospital. In addition to providing outpatient and consultation services in the hospital, she is the faculty supervisor for our immigrant and refugee clinic at Northern Virginia Family Services and Medical Faculty Associates Outpatient Supportive and Palliative Clinic.