Hema Iyer, MD

medical group

Specialties: Psychiatry

Services: Inpatient Care

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry


  • MGR Medical University, Thanjavur Medical College, 1994

Residencies & Internships

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital - Wash Univ in St Louis, Psychiatry, MO, 2004

About Me

Biographical Statement

Dr. Hema Iyer joined Henry Ford Health System as chief medical officer of Kingswood Hospital in October 2020. Her clinical interests include severe persistent mental illness and first episode psychosis, and she has worked with these patients in the acute psychiatric setting for the past 16 years. She’s passionate about improving access to care for individuals with mental health needs and violence prevention across the continuum of psychiatric and behavioral health. She has helped develop protocols for treatment of aggression in the emergency department and acute inpatient settings and led a Violence Prevention Task Force to minimize harm to patients and hospital staff. She has served in leadership roles including vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Tower Health in Reading, PA and president of the medical staff at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg, PA.

Dr. Iyer completed her medical training from M.G.R. Medical University in India and her residency training in Psychiatry from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She served as the chief resident in her fourth year and received the Janssen Award for Outstanding Psychiatry Resident.


  • Chief Medical Officer, Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital

Care Philosophy

"My goal is to partner with patients and their families as they journey toward mental, psychological and social well-being."


English, Hindi, Tamil




Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital
10300 Eight Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

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