Dr. Coffman completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She then completed both her MD and her MPH in a combined, 4-year program at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The focus of Dr. Coffman's MPH studies was Health Systems Management.
Dr. Coffman completed a residency in psychiatry with an integrated intern year at Tulane University. She served as Chief Resident in her final year of residency. She then returned to Emory University to finish her post-graduate training with a fellowship in forensic psychiatry.
After completing her training, Dr. Coffman joined the faculty at Emory University, where she saw patients and taught for about 5 years before leaving for private practice. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and continues to supervise and teach forensic psychiatry fellows.
Dr. Coffman is ABPN board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
Dr. Coffman treats a wide variety of mental health conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia, and ADHD.
Dr. Coffman has extensive experience treating women who are pregnant, postpartum, or planning a pregnancy. She also frequently works with women who are using assisted reproductive technology, including IUI and IVF.
Dr. Coffman's forensic experience encompasses both criminal and civil work. She has conducted evaluations for competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and fitness for duty. Given her experience as the Medical Director of a jail-based program in Fulton County Jail, she is frequently contacted to review cases in correctional settings, both for the plaintiff and defense.