Benjamin

Sheldon Benjamin, M.D.
Vice Chair for Education,
Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neuropsychiatrist and Director of Neuropsychiatry at UMassMemorial Medical Center


Dr. Sheldon Benjamin is Vice Chair for Education, Director of Neuropsychiatry, and Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Benjamin completed Residencies in Psychiatry and Neurology at Tufts New England Medical Center and Boston University and a Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology. He is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council on Neurological Subspecialties.

As Director of the Neuropsychiatry Outpatient Referral Center, he is interested in the differential diagnosis of neuropsychiatric symptoms and the interaction of depression with neurological disease. He evaluates common problems including movement disorders, seizure disorders, dementia, neurodevelopmental disability, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and inherited neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Benjamin is particularly interested in dysfunctional frontal-subcortical circuits as causes of neuropsychiatric symptoms, and deep brain stimulation as a treatment targeted at specific dysfunctional frontal-subcortical circuits.