Linda Pessar

Linda F. Pessar

Linda F. Pessar MD

UBMD School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences




Professional Summary:

My academic career has been focused on the psychiatric education of medical students and the mentoring and teaching of psychiatry residents. It has been my pleasure to teach a generation of UB physicians about psychiatric illnesses they will see, regardless of their specialty practices.

I have been active in psychiatric education on the national level and served as President of The Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry and Chair of the Medical Student Education Committee of the American Psychiatric Association. I am an editor of "Handbook of Psychiatric Education," the standard text in the field.



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UBMD at Erie County Medical Center
University Psychiatric Practice, Inc.
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider St.
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 898-4858
Fax: 898-4538
Accepting new patients by referral only

Insurance Accepted:

  • Empire
  • Medicare

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate, National Board of Examiners

Education and Training:

  • , Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center (1977)
  • Fellowship, Psychotherapy Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute (1976)
  • Residency, Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1974)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Luke‘s - roosevelt Medical Center (1971)
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1970)
  • BA, Wellesley College, Durant Scholar for highest academic achievement (1966)

Awards and Honors:

  • Bruno Lima Award (2012)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Teaching Excellence (2011)
  • Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents (2009)
  • Mentor of the Year Award (2007)
  • Josie Olympia, MD Award (2006)
  • Louis A and Ruth Siegel Award (2006)
  • Elevated to Fellow (2006)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Commendation (2005)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Commendations (2003)
  • Elected Distinquished Fellow (2003)
  • Honor Guard (2002)
  • Didactic Teacher of the Year Award (2000)
  • Elected Member (1999)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (1997)
  • Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD Certificate of Excellence (1992)
  • Elected Fellow (1990)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Teaching Award (1987)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Teaching Award (1980)
  • M.A. Carland Shackford Medical Scholarship (1968)
  • Trustee Fellow (1966)

Research Profile:

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