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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Consultation-liaison psychiatrists have special training and experience in evaluating and treating patients in an interdisciplinary setting. They are very comfortable helping patients with complex medical problems that may exacerbate, or be exacerbated by, psychiatric symptoms. We provide consultation to the medical and surgical inpatient services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Prentice Women’s Hospital. 

In addition to providing evaluation and recommendations for patients with a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses, our faculty includes individuals with special expertise in the areas of women's health, psycho-oncology, substance abuse, organ transplantation and forensic psychiatry. Our goals are to provide comprehensive biopsychosocial diagnosis and treatment recommendations, to work closely with the primary medical/surgical teams to maximize patient recovery, to assist all members of the medical/surgical teams to work effectively with all types of patients and to assist patients in the transition to appropriate followup psychiatric care.

The department offers a 12-month, ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in our field. Visit the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship page to learn more.

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Lisa Rosenthal, MD
Chair of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

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