Tami D. Benton, MD

Tami D. Benton, MD, is the psychiatrist-in-chief, executive director and chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, clinical director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a psychiatrist in the 22Q and You Center at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Eating disorders, Ethnically diverse children, Health services research, Mood disorders, Psychiatric aspects of chronic medical illness, Psychopharmacology
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Benton is very interested in children of underserved urban areas. She works with the entire family or support system to improve the lives of children.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, OH


    Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

    Board Certification

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Psychosomatic Medicine

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Clinical Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


    Executive Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Boyd RC, Scharko AM, Cole JC, Patterson CA, Benton TD, Power TJ. Training Pediatric Psychologists for Perinatal Behavioral Health Services in a Pediatric Hospital. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

    Benton TD. Psychiatric considerations in children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2010 Apr;19(2):387-400, x. Read abstract.

    Benton TD. Treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2010 Apr;12(2):104-10. Read abstract

    Kaufman M, Shemesh E, Benton T. The adolescent transplant recipient. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Apr;57(2):575-92, table of contents. Review. Read abstract.

    Boyd RC, Chen E, Benton T. A pilot investigation of the rates and predictors of mental health services utilization among depressed African American mothers and their children. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Nov;101(11):1096-103. Read abstract.

    Benton TD, Ifeagwu JA. HIV in adolescents: what we know and what we need to know. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2008 Apr;10(2):109-15. Review. See abstract.

    Benton TD. Depression and HIV/AIDS. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2008 Jun;10(3):280-5. Review. See abstract.

    Douglas SD, Cnaan A, Lynch KG, Benton T, Zhao H, Gettes DR, Evans DL. Elevated substance P levels in HIV-infected women in comparison to HIV-negative women. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008 Mar;24(3):375-8. See abstract.