Tami D. Benton, MD

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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: Pediatric mood and anxiety disorders, Ethnically diverse children, Health services research, Psychiatric aspects of chronic medical illness, Psychopharmacology, Medical and psychiatric conditions, Neuroimmunology and mood disorders, Eating disorders
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


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


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

Board Certification

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
General Psychiatry
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Psychosomatic Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


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

Frederick H. Allen Endowed Chair in Child Psychiatry

President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

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

Departments and Services




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.

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

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


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.


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.

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

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.