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Benjamin Liptzin, MD, Chair

Psychiatry Department   Image  
  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Baystate Medical Center
  • Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
759 Chestnut Street, WG703
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Psychiatry Residency
    University of Virginia Hospital
    Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Rochester, NY
Honors and Awards
  • Weinberg Family Award for Academic Excellence, Baystate Medical Center, 2010
  • Jack Weinberg Memorial Award in Geriatric Psychiatry, APA, 2011
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2011
Areas of Interest
  • Delirium
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Mental health policy
  • Psychiatric research
  • Psychopharmacology
Professional Service
  • Member, Committee on the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry (ACP)
  • Member, IPA Task Force on Testamentary Capacity
  • Secretary-Treasurer, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Chair, Committee on Aging, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
  • Board Member, Mass Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Member, Budget Committee, American Psychiatric Association
  • Board Member, APA Political Action Committee
  • Liptzin B, Hobgood C. Use of antidepressants in geriatric patients. The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications, Rothschild AJ (ed), 2012, 227-248.
  • Liptzin B, Tuis J. Biomarkers in geriatric psychiatry: The promise and the reality. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2011, 19:9.
  • Liptzin B, Meyer RE. Financing academic departments of psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry, 2011, 35:2, 96-100.
  • Kyomen HH, Liptzin B. Alcohol abuse and treatment in the elderly. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rd Edition, Abou-Saleh MM, Katona C, Kumar A (eds), 2011, 665-670.
  • Koh S, Blank K, Cohen C, Cohen G, Faison W, Kennedy G, Kyomen H, Liptzin B, Meador K, Rohrbaugh R, Rusch B, Sakauye K, Schultz S, Streim J. Public's view of mental health services for the elderly: Responses to Dear Abby. Psychiatric Services, 2010, 61:11, 1146-1149.
  • Liptzin B, Peisah C, Shulman K, Finkel S. Testamentary capacity and delirium. Int Psychogeriatrics, 2010, 22:6, 950-956.
  • Liptzin B. Bipolar II Disorder: Modelling, Measuring and Managing, J Clin Psychiatry 2010; 71:213-214.