Tami Benton, M.D. Psychiatrist-in-Chief

Dr. Benton is the psychiatrist-in-chief, executive director, and chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her work focuses primarily on pediatric mood and anxiety disorders, Sickle Cell Disease and psychiatric conditions, HIV and psychiatric conditions, neuroimmunology and mood disorders, health services research, eating disorders, and ethnically diverse children.

Contact

bentont@email.chop.edu

Titles

Other Titles: 
Psychiatrist-in-chief – Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Executive Director - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Chair - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Clinical Director – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Psychiatrist – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Psychiatry – University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Education

Education: 
B.A. – Oberlin College – 1981 – Biology
M.D. – Ohio State University
Residency – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship – Albet Einstein College of Medicine

Selected Publications

Publications: 
  1. Boyd RC, Scharko AM, Cole JC, Patterson CA, Benton TD, Power TJ. Training Pediatric Psychologists for Perinatal Behavioral Health Services in a Pediatric Hospital. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Benton TD. Psychiatric considerations in children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2010 Apr;19(2):387-400, x.

  3. Benton TD. Treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2010 Apr;12(2):104-10.

  4. Kaufman M, Shemesh E, Benton T. The adolescent transplant recipient. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Apr;57(2):575-92, table of contents. Review.

  5. Boyd RC, Chen E, Benton T. A pilot investigation of the rates and predictors of mental health services utilization among depressed African American mothers and their children. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Nov;101(11):1096-103.

  6. Benton TD, Ifeagwu JA. HIV in adolescents: what we know and what we need to know. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2008 Apr;10(2):109-15. Review.

  7. Benton TD. Depression and HIV/AIDS. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2008 Jun;10(3):280-5. Review.

  8. Douglas SD, Cnaan A, Lynch KG, Benton T, Zhao H, Gettes DR, Evans DL. Elevated substance P levels in HIV-infected women in comparison to HIV-negative women. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008 Mar;24(3):375-8.

  9. Weller E, Weller R, Benton T, Wiltsie Pugh JJ: Grief. Child Psychiatry, A Comprehensive Textbook (Third Edition) Lewis M (eds.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Page: 470-476, 2002.

  10. Benton T, Sanchez L: Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders (Third Edition). Gabbard (eds.). American Psychiatric Press; Washington, DC, 2: 225-252, 2001.

  11. Benton T: Working with African American Children and Families. Scientific Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2001 Notes: Presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meetings, Honolulu, HI, 2001.

  12. Benton, TD, Weller EB, Weller RA: Suicide and youth with bipolar disorder. Lifesavers 12(2): 1-13, 2000.

  13. Dulcan M, Benton T: Helping Parents, Youth and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Resource Book of Medication Information Handouts. \{Helping Parents, Youth and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Resource Book of Medication Information Handouts}. Dulcan M, Benton T (eds.). American Psychiatric Press, Washington DC, 1999.

  14. George LM, Benton T, Sanchez L: Validity of CHIPS in Hospitalized African American youth. Scientific Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1999 Notes: Presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meetings, Chicago, IL, 1999.

  15. Benton T: Pharmacotherapy for ADHD. Scientific Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of the National Medical Association 1998 Notes: Presented at the National Medical Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA, 1998.