Jefferson University Hospitals

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

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Jefferson's Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry offers services for both inpatients and outpatients.

Inpatient Psychiatric Consultation Services

The Division provides psychiatric consultations to people who are hospitalized with medical, surgical and/or obstetrical illnesses:

  1. Patients may a have psychiatric illness that precedes their medical-surgical problems.
  2. The medical-surgical problem may contribute to or cause psychiatric symptoms.
  3. Patients may have difficulty coping with their medical-surgical problems or the side effects of their treatments.

Care is delivered by faculty, residents and medical students of the Division. Call 215-955-9545 for consultation requests.

Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation Services

  • Dr. Elisabeth Kunkel is an expert in the psychiatric aspects of cancer. She also evaluates and treats people who have both medical-surgical problems and psychiatric needs. Call 215-955-6685 for consultation requests.
  • Dr. Madeleine Becker is an expert in managing psychiatric problems in people who have medical illness. She provides outpatient psychiatric consultation for the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program. Call 215-955-6106 for consultation requests.
  • Dr. Keira Chism consults with people who have unexplained physical symptoms or who have medical-surgical problems. Call 215-955-9545 for consultation requests.
  • Dr. Dimitri Markov treats patients with various medical and psychiatric illness, sleep disorders and anxiety disorders. Call 215-955-5094 for consultation requests.
  • Dr. Tal Weinberger consults on psychiatric issues in people who are in need of an organ transplant or who have medical-surgical problems. Call 215-955-9545 for consultation requests.

Insurance Accepted for Outpatients

Medicare and PPOs (check with insurance company)

Make an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a specialist at Jefferson's Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.