About Dr. Kirk

Gregory L. Kirk, M.D.​

Aviation Psychiatry and Dr. Kirk

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Carriers since 2013
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Pilots Evals in 2020

My professional-pilot clients span the country from coast to coast and fly for every legacy carrier. I also work with general aviation pilots, student pilots, and Air Traffic Control applicants. Away from aviation, I am educator, a referral clinician for the NBA, a treating clinician in the NFL Program for Substances of Abuse, a 5280 Magazine “Top Doc” in Addiction Psychiatry, and a recognized expert in suicide and unintentional death from substance abuse, mental illness, and behavioral disorders.

I started seeing pilots at Rocky Mountain Psychiatry Consultants in 2012 and founded the specialty aviation clinic, Aviation Psychiatry, LLC, in 2017. Aviation Psychiatry expanded to Las Vegas in 2020. Referrals come from everywhere, such as Part 121 HIMS managers, corporate medical departments and pilot advocates, the nation’s leading HIMS AMEs and Neuropsychologists, all United States pilot unions, flight schools, attorneys, and the web.

Experience

2017–Present

  • Aviation Psychiatry, LLC
  • Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aviation Assessment, Treatment, and Monitoring of Pilots

2010–Present

  • Rocky Mountain Psychiatry Consultants, LLC
  • Denver, Colorado
  • General and Addiction Psychiatry

2011

  • CeDAR, University of Colorado
  • Aurora, Colorado
  • Senior Instructor

2003–2010

  • Kaiser-Permanente, Colorado
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Chief of Hospital Psychiatry

2000–2003

  • CMHI-Fort Logan
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Senior Instructor/Psychiatrist

Education

1999–2000

  • Fellowship, Addiction Psychiatry
  • University of Colorado
  • Denver, Colorado

1995–1999

  • Residency, Psychiatry
  • University of Colorado
  • Denver, Colorado

1991–1995

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Tennessee
  • Memphis, Tennessee

1987–1991

  • BS, Mathematics
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Nashville, Tennessee

Lecture Series

  • Emergency Issues in Drug Intoxication
  • Emergency Management of Stimulant Disorders
  • Emergency Management of Methamphetamine for First Responders
  • Treatment of Stimulant Disorders
  • CNS Depressants and Sedatives in High-Risk Groups
  • Alcohol and Opioid Detoxification Using the CIWA-Ar and COWS
  • Pharmacotherapy of Alcoholism
  • Urine Drug Screening in Community Corrections
  • Geriatric Substance Abuse
  • Addiction or Compulsion? Using Epidemiology and Public Health Initiatives to Define and Treat Disease
  • Hallucinogens and PCP
  • MDMA, GHB, Ketamine, and Novel Drugs of Abuse
  • Substance Patterns Seen in Disaster Areas
  • Methadone Maintenance
  • Behavioral Change and Why We Resist
  • In Defense of Sadness and Pain, and the Threat of Prescription Drug Overload
  • Hospital Management of Malingering

Skills

  • HIMS Psychiatrist
  • Federally Qualified SAP
  • National Basketball Association Referral Clinician
  • National Football League Program for Substances of Abuse Treating Clinician
  • Outpatient Management of Complex Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Hospital Psychiatry
  • Emergency Management of Substance Use Disorders
  • Expert Witness for Injuries and Fatalities Related to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Aerospace Medical Association
  • Colorado Psychiatric Society

Regulatory

Licenses

  • Colorado #36227
  • Nevada #19673
  • Arizona #60788
  • Utah # 9090864-1205

Certifications

  • ABPN, Psychiatry #50341
  • ABPN, Addiction Psychiatry #1836
  • SAP, #173981
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