The Depression Specialty Clinic (DSC) at UMass Memorial Medical Center

 

UMass Department of Psychiatry Depression Specialty


55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655
Consultation phone line: 508.334.0366
Fax: 508.856.4854

UMass Medical Depression Center Director and Depression Specialty Clinic Program Director:
Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, Professor and Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair of Psychiatry

Medical Director:
Kristina M. Deligiannidis, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Administrative Assistant: Karen M. Lambert

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Depression Specialty Clinic at UMMMC is to provide excellence in consultative clinical care for individuals with depression and provide a platform for training of UMMMC faculty, staff and trainees.

How to schedule a consultation at the Depression Specialty Clinic:
Any prescribing physician may call the Consultation phone line (508.334.0366) to answer a few questions regarding past depression treatments and the question for consultation. All patients must have a prescribing physician (e.g. primary care provider or psychiatrist) who can coordinate their care with the consultative Clinic team as follow-up care is not provided. Patients may initiate the consultation, but their treating physician must authorize the consultation.

Clinical consultative services provided:
The UMass Depression Specialty Clinic provides outpatient psychiatric consultations which address questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of depression. Our faculty has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of adult patients suffering from major depressive disorder, psychotic depression, treatment resistant depression and bipolar depression.

Consultations consist of a psychiatric evaluation with a senior Psychiatry Resident or Fellow supervised by a UMass faculty psychiatrist. Recommendations are discussed with the patient during the consultation and the patient’s referring physician through a written report.

Education services provided:
The Depression Specialty Clinic, as part of the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School, encourages adult psychiatry residents and psychology interns to evaluate patients under faculty supervision as part of their postgraduate training. The PGY-IV Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology will complete part of their required training under faculty supervision in this Clinic and patients of the clinic are evaluated by senior psychiatry residents under the supervision of DSC faculty psychiatrists.

Research services provided:
Our clinical consultation is complemented by several ongoing research studies at the UMass Medical Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment, directed by Dr. Anthony J. Rothschild. These research studies investigate the course and treatment of depressive disorders in adults. Interested patients will have the opportunity to participate in research studies that offer treatments not yet available in general clinical practice including investigational antidepressants.


Depression Specialty Clinic Faculty Physicians

Rothschild Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D.
Professor and Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director, UMass Medical Depression Center
Program Director, Mood Disorders Comprehensive Consultation Clinic and Depression Specialty Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center
Director, Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment

 

KDeligiannidis Kristina M. Deligiannidis, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical Director, Depression Specialty Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center
Psychiatrist, Women's Mental Health Specialty Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center