Welcome to the Division of Medical Psychiatry

in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

We focus on the study, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders in medically ill patients with complex and/or chronic medical conditions, with a primary mission to integrate medical and psychiatric care.  Established in the five missions of the department, the division has two primary goals:


To increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of complex behavioral and psychiatric disturbances that arise as a direct consequence of a primary medical condition or its treatment


To enhance the care of patients with comorbid psychiatric and general medical illnesses, in the acute inpatient medical center setting or long-term medico-surgical clinics

photo credit Jim Gensheimer