Dori Marshall

Dori R. Marshall

Dori R. Marshall MD

UBMD Psychiatry


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

Not accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I have worked for over a decade with teenagers who need acute inpatient hospitalization. My primary interest is in caring for adolescents and young adults as they begin their exciting, but sometimes challenging, transition into adulthood. To truly understand my young patients and give them the best possible care, I suspend assumptions based on my first impressions until I understand my patients’ whole story, including their family structure, economic, sociocultural and educational backgrounds, personal struggles and achievements and life goals. I take the time to get to know my patients and their families; without a full understanding of their concerns and complex histories, I cannot identify the best treatment for my patients, including whether to prescribe psychotropic medications if I think they will help.

I hold teaching and mentoring responsibilities in the Department of Psychiatry. For example, I teach an ethics seminar every six weeks to third-year medical students during their psychiatry clerkship. In teaching and mentoring medical students, my overall goal is to impart a holistic view of our patients, so that regardless of the medical field my students choose—e.g., psychiatry, primary care, surgery--they will remember that, until they have asked about the “whole story,” they should guard against making assumptions about their patients or their patients’ families. My students learn from me that they cannot render the best care for a patient until they know that patient.

My support of medical students extends to the student-run Human Rights Initiative. I collaborate with medical student scribes to provide much-needed forensic interviews for victims of torture who seek asylum in the United States. My partnership with the medical students demonstrates my commitment to them and to their altruism, which I think should be a hallmark of every physician.

I also teach residents and fellows, both in clinical (inpatient) and didactic settings. I interact with nearly all our residents when they are on call with me multiple times each month. I address their questions, and we discuss at length their patients’ care. I foster a supportive environment for them, and I provide career advice and one-on-one mentoring when they ask me for help. Additionally, I nurture and mentor residents, fellows and junior faculty as they pursue their academic and research interests within our department.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



Center for Advanced Psychiatry
University Psychiatric Practice, Inc. (Amherst)
4955 North Bailey
Suite 130
Buffalo, New York 14226
Phone: 716-835-1246
Fax: 716-835-0396
Not accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Medicare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Education and Training:

  • MD, Psychiatry, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • Internship, University at Buffalo (1998)
  • MD, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • BA, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1992)

Awards and Honors:

  • Educator (2011)
  • Royal College of Physicians Educator Accreditation (2009)
  • Service Award (2009)
  • Siegel Teaching Commendation (2008)
  • Resident Service Award (2004)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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