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About Sheldon Benjamin

Sheldon Benjamin, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also Director of Neuropsychiatry and and Director, Psychiatry Residency Training. His major interests are in Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Neuropsychiatry Education, Psychiatric Education and the clinical evaluation of traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric movement disorders, neuropsychiatric co-morbidity of epilepsy, and neurobehavioral syndromes.

Positions

Present Interim Chair, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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Present Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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Present Director of Neuropsychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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Present Director of Psychiatry Residency Training, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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Present Vice Chair for Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Honors and Awards

  • Installed as President of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) (2013)
  • Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2012)
  • Top Doctors, U. S. News & World Report (2012)
  • 20-Year Distinguished Professional Service Award, The Evergreen Center (2009)
  • Paul F. Briscoli Award for Faculty-Resident Academic Collaboration, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry (2008)
  • Lamar Soutter Award for Lifetime Contributions to Medical Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School (by vote of the medical school faculty at large) (2008)
  • Paul Barreira Award for excellence in psychiatric teaching presented by the PGY-IV residents of the UMass Psychiatry Residency Program (2007)
  • Elevated to Distinguished Fellowship in American Psychiatric Association (2003)
  • Selected as the Psychiatric Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (2001)
  • Elected to “Best Doctors in America” (1999-present)


Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, Suite S7-823
Worcester, MA 01655
Office: 508-856-4087


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