The Society of Biological Psychiatry Honors Dr. Tami Benton with The Humanitarian Award

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Tami D. Benton, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was recently awarded The Humanitarian Award by The Society of Biological Psychiatry. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated service and advocacy for mental illness.

Dr. Benton has devoted her life’s work to helping patients who are traditionally underserved – children from ethnically diverse backgrounds and those who live in urban areas. She continues to advocate for vulnerable and suicidal youth.

“I am truly humbled to receive this prestigious award,” says Dr. Benton. “Being a child psychiatrist has been inspirational, and working with children and families has been a gift. My passion for caring for my patients deepens each day.”

The Society of Biological Psychiatry is a national organization that promotes researching the nature, causes, and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders.

You can watch Dr. Benton’s acceptance speech here.

Contact: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,