J. Steven Lamberti, M.D.

J. Steven Lamberti, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 279-4947
Fax: (585) 461-9504

Professional Bio

Dr. Lamberti is Professor of Psychiatry at URMC where he serves as Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Laboratory, and Chair of the Research Subject Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Lamberti received his MD from the University of Missouri, and completed his psychiatry residency and a neuropsychiatry fellowship at the University of Rochester. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Board Certified in General Psychiatry. Dr. Lamberti's career is dedicated to developing new treatment and rehabilitation strategies for adults with schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders, especially those at risk for repeated hospitalization, arrest and incarceration.

He has written and lectured widely on topics related to community-based mental health services, with a special focus on preventing criminal recidivism and promoting recovery among justice-involved adults with severe mental illness. Dr. Lamberti and his research team have conducted numerous clinical drug trials evaluating novel medications for treatment of psychosis and cognitive impairment in schizophrenia and related disorders. With funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and local sources, he has also led development of the Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT) model. For their work with in developing the R-FACT model, Dr. Lamberti and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association's Gold Award, the 2002 New York State Community Health Improvement Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award. Dr. Lamberti is also a recipient of the 2004 APA Van Ameringen Award for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and the 2005 Margaret Van Horn Award for Distinguished Service in Psychiatry.

Awards & Honors (National)

Margaret Van Horn Award for Distinguished Service in Psychiatry | University of Medicine and Densistry of New Jersey | New Jersey 2005
Van Ameringen Award for Psychiatric Rehabilitation | American Psychiatric Association | Washington, DC 2004
Distinguished Fellow in Psychiatry | American Psychiatric Association | Washington, DC 2003
Fellow in Psychiatry | American Psychiatric Association | Washington, DC 2000
Services Achievement Gold Award | American Psychiatric Association | Washington, DC 1999
Schizophrenia Reintegration Award | Eli Lilly and Company | Indianapolis, Indiana 1998
Best Doctors in America 1996 - 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Sidney J. Rubin Award for Teaching Excellence | URMC Department of Psychiatry | Rochester, New York 2010
NAMI New York State Recognition Award | National Alliance on Mental Illness | Albany, New York 2009
CARES Appreciation Award | Committee to Aid Research to End Schizophrenia | Rochester, New York 2007
Community Health Improvement Award, Healthcare Association of New York State, Strong Memorial Hospital 2002
Compeer Community Service Awards 1998
Residents Recognition Award, URMC Department of Psychiatry 1997
Otto F. Thaler Teaching Award, URMC Department of Psychiatry 1996
East House Corporation Partners in Quality Award 1996
Richard F. Jaenike Award for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Psychiatry, URMC Department of Psychiatry 1987
Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri 1979

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 May 21
McEvoy JP, Byerly M, Hamer RM, Dominik R, Swartz MS, Rosenheck RA, Ray N, Lamberti JS, Buckley PF, Wilkins TM, Stroup TS. "Effectiveness of paliperidone palmitate vs haloperidol decanoate for maintenance treatment of schizophrenia: a randomized clinical trial." JAMA. 2014 May 21; 311(19):1978-87.
2014 Feb
Morse DS, Cerulli C, Bedell P, Wilson JL, Thomas K, Mittal M, Lamberti JS, Williams G, Silverstein J, Mukherjee A, Walck D, Chin N. "Meeting health and psychological needs of women in drug treatment court." Journal of substance abuse treatment. 2014 Feb; 46(2):150-7. Epub 2013 Sep 24.
Lamberti JS, Russ A, Cerulli C, Weisman RL, Jacobowitz D, Williams GC. "Patient experiences of autonomy and coercion while receiving legal leverage in forensic assertive community treatment." Harvard review of psychiatry. 2014 22(4):222-30.
2013 May
Stroup TS, Byerly MJ, Nasrallah HA, Ray N, Khan AY, Lamberti JS, Glick ID, Steinbook RM, McEvoy JP, Hamer RM. "Effects of switching from olanzapine, quetiapine, and risperidone to aripiprazole on 10-year coronary heart disease risk and metabolic syndrome status: results from a randomized controlled trial." Schizophrenia research. 2013 May; 146(1-3):190-5. Epub 2013 Feb 21.
2013 May
Roffman JL, Lamberti JS, Achtyes E, Macklin EA, Galendez GC, Raeke LH, Silverstein NJ, Smoller JW, Hill M, Goff DC. "Randomized multicenter investigation of folate plus vitamin B12 supplementation in schizophrenia." JAMA psychiatry. 2013 May; 70(5):481-9.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Administration (SMD) - Primary


Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Univ Missouri Sch Med-Columbia1983
BA | Arts & Sciences | Univ of Missouri Columbia1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/01/1983 - 06/30/1984