Dr Joel Oberstar

In this presentation, Dr. Oberstar will review the current understanding of the biological basis for certain psychopathology. Consideration will be given to the role of neurotransmitters in the expression of psychiatric symptoms. Commonly used psychiatric medications will be reviewed with a particular emphasis on “class” mechanisms of action and common effects and side effects.

About the Speaker

Dr. Oberstar is a Director of Confer and a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in the United States with over a decade of clinical and administrative experience. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he serves as Executive Vice President at PrairieCare, a psychiatric health system based in Minnesota. Named by Minnesota Physician as one of the state’s “Top 100 Influential Health Care Leaders” in 2016, Dr. Oberstar has served on committees at the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Hospital Association and is a past president of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the Minnesota Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.