Tami D. Benton, MD

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: 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)

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Board Certification

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
General Psychiatry
Pediatrics
Psychosomatic Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatrist-in-Chief

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

Frederick H. Allen Endowed Chair in Child Psychiatry

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

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.