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About Philip J. Candilis

Philip Candilis, MD, DFAPA, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Candilis is a fellowship-trained forensic psychiatrist and medical ethicist with interests in informed consent, capacity assessment, and professional ethics. He teaches, writes, and conducts empirical research in medical decision-making and research ethics, and consults to agencies like the Board of Registration in Medicine and Physician Health Services, Inc. (the agency assessing and monitoring Massachusetts physicians with health concerns). Dr. Candilis is a board-certified clinician who trained at Mass. General and the Harvard Ethics Program and has practiced throughout the UMass inpatient, outpatient, and emergency health systems.


Present Associate Director, Physician Health Services, Inc.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Forensic Psychiatry and Medical Ethics

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Honors and Awards

  • Helen Farris Patient Safety Award (to Marlborough Inpatient Psychiatric Unit) (2012)
  • Nominee, Mass. Department of Mental Health Outstanding Performance Citation (2009)
  • Nominee, UMMS Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2007)
  • Mass. Department of Mental Health Schlaepfer Distinguished Service Award (to Westborough Unit for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing) (2005)
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • UMMS Medical Student Teaching Award
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

Contact Information

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Psychiatry
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655


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