Sarah E. Herbert, M.D.

Sarah E. Herbert, M.D. 

Associate Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Location: Grady Hospital


Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Emory University School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Social Work
Degree: Master of Social Work

Wellesley College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Clinical Interests

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Psy/OB patient care services
  • Transgender clinic


  • Farber E, Herbert SE, Riviere S: Childhood sexual and physical abuse as risk factors for suicidality in antepartum patients. General Hospital Psychiatry 1996, 18, 56-60
  • Herbert SE, Swann SK: Ethical issues in the clinical treatment of gender dysphoric adolescents. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services 1999, 10 (3/4), 19-34
  • Herbert SE: Lesbian sexuality. In Stein T and Cabaj R (eds). Homosexuality and Mental Health. Washington, DC: APA Press, 1996, 723-42
  • Herbert SE and Panarites H: Children of lesbian and gay parents. In Noshpitz JD (ed). Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume Four: Varieties of Development. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1997, 147-154
  • Purcell DW, Swann SK, & Herbert SE. Sexual orientation and professional ethics. In W. T. O'Donohue (ed.) Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists. Sage Publications, Inc., 2003, 319-342

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Sub-specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Honors and Awards

  • Nancy C.A. Roeske M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association 
  • Rock Sylvester Memorial Scholarship, American Medical Association Foundation 
  • Barbara Gittings Award. Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists