Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 706
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital

Professional Bio

CURRENT POSITIONS



Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Lyness is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry. He previously had served as Director of Curriculum and as Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education for the UR medical school. His research activities have related in one way or another to the relationships between depression and medical illnesses in later life, and have been supported by grants from NIMH, NARSAD, and industry. Dr. Lyness received his M.D. degree with Honor and with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester, completed his internship in internal medicine there, and then was a psychiatry resident at Yale University.

He completed clinical and research fellowship training in the Geriatric Psychiatry Program at Rochester. He has published journal articles, book chapters, and books, and he has been fortunate to receive several awards for his clinical, teaching, and scholarly efforts.

Awards & Honors (National)

Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013 | Apple Inc. 2013
Listed in editions of Who's Who in American Education | Who's Who in American Education 2005 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in the World | Who's Who in the World 2004 - Present
Elected to membership | American College of Psychiatrists 2004
Listed in editions of Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education | Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education 2004 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in Science and Engineering | Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2003 - Present
Elected as Distinguished Fellow | American Psychiatric Association 2003
Listed in editions of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare | Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2002 - Present
Listed in editions of Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists | Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists 2002 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in America | Who's Who in America 2001 - Present
Elected as Fellow | Gerontological Society of America 2000
NARSAD Young Investigator Award | National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression 1999 - 2001
Listed in editions of Best Doctors in America 1998 - Present
Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education | American Psychiatric Association 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha | University of Rochester 1986

Awards & Honors (Local)

Keith Miner Ford Award for Excellence in Teaching | Class of 2011, UR 2011
Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Teaching | URSMD 2011
Special Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | Class of 2013, UR 2011
Nominee, Humanism in Medicine Award | Association of American Medical Colleges 2011
Keith Miner Ford Award for Excellence in Teaching | Class of 2010, UR 2010
Herbert W. Mapstone Prize for Excellence in 2nd-Year Teaching | Class of 2012, UR 2010
Mentoring of Trainees in Clinical Science Award | University of Rochester 2010
Commendation for Excellence in 2nd-Year Teaching | Class of 2011, UR 2009
Otto Thaler, MD, Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Residency Education | 2007 Psychiatry Residency Class, UR 2007
Commendation for Excellence in 2nd-Year Teaching | Class of 2009, UR 2007
3rd Prize for Poster Session | Association for Academic Psychiatry 2007
Nominee, Humanism in Medicine Award | Association of American Medical Colleges 2003
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in 3rd-Year Teaching | Class of 2003, UR 2002
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in 3rd-Year Teaching | Class of 2002, UR 2001
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Scholar | University of Rochester 1998 - 2001
Leonard F. Salzman Research Award | Department of Psychiatry, UR 1997
Commendation for Excellence in 3rd-Year Teaching | Class of 1996, UR 1995
Laughlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Resident | Department of Psychiatry, Yale University 1990
Benjamin Rush Prize in Psychiatry; Robert Kates Award; Dean's Award | University of Rochester 1986
Summa cum laude | University of Rochester 1983
Executive Committee Commendations for Pre-Clinical Performance | University of Rochester 1983 - 1984
Junior year acceptance, Phi Beta Kappa | University of Rochester 1981
University Scholar in Medicine | UR Rochester Plan Early Selection Program 1980 - 1986
Dean's List | UR College of Arts and Science 1978 - 1982

Current Appointments

Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs - Department of Dean's Office M&D - Administration (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD)

Specialties

Geriatric Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MD with Honor and with Distinction in Research | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1986
BA with High Distinction in English | Biology; English | University of Rochester1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Psychiatry at Yale University09/01/1987 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office09/01/1986 - 06/30/1987