Jana Dreyzehner MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Location/ Program

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

Joined VOA


Areas of experience and interest

Dr. Jana Dreyzehner, MD has focused her child psychiatry career of more than 25 years primarily on understanding and providing for the care of medically underserved and special populations including persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) and persons who are deaf. She has a strong interest in systems of care integrating behavioral health with primary care improving access to and quality of specialized care. She pioneered telepsychiatry services for the deaf in Appalachia in the late 1990s and developed a consultative team model that later served as a model for development of specialized behavioral health and crisis prevention services. She has served as the Behavioral Health Medical Director for Anthem in TN and during that time, worked with TennCare leaders to support development of crisis stabilization and prevention services for persons with IDD and challenging behaviors. She gained direct care experience with these services working as the Chief Medical Officer for the implementation provider of the TennCare Systems of Support benefit before founding a new company, Life Connect Health, focused on provision of specialized psychiatric and behavioral health services for special populations including Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Speciality Training and Certifications

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL)


University of Illinois at Chicago / College of Medicine
Residency - Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine