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Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D.

Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Dr. Lyness is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology 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.

Professional Background

CURRENT POSITIONS

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

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1982
BA with High Distinction in English | University of Rochester
Biology; English

1986
MD with Honor and with Distinction in Research | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1986 - 06/30/1987
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1987 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Psychiatry at Yale University

Awards

2016
Fellow
Sponsor: American College of Psychiatrists

2016
Special Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2018

2015
Special Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2017
Location: UR

2013
Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013
Sponsor: Apple Inc.

2011
Keith Miner Ford Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2011, UR

2011
Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: URSMD

2011
Special Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2013, UR

2011
Nominee, Humanism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

2010
Herbert W. Mapstone Prize for Excellence in 2nd-Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2012, UR

2010
Mentoring of Trainees in Clinical Science Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2010
Keith Miner Ford Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2010, UR

2009
Commendation for Excellence in 2nd-Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2011, UR

2007
3rd Prize for Poster Session
Sponsor: Association for Academic Psychiatry

2007
Commendation for Excellence in 2nd-Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2009, UR

2007
Otto Thaler, MD, Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Residency Education
Sponsor: 2007 Psychiatry Residency Class, UR

2005 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in American Education
Sponsor: Who's Who in American Education

2004 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education
Sponsor: Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education

2004 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in the World
Sponsor: Who's Who in the World

2004
Elected to membership
Sponsor: American College of Psychiatrists

2003 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Sponsor: Who's Who in Science and Engineering

2003
Elected as Distinguished Fellow
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

2003
Nominee, Humanism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

2002 - Present
Listed in editions of Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists
Sponsor: Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists

2002 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Sponsor: Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare

2002
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in 3rd-Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2003, UR

2001 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in America
Sponsor: Who's Who in America

2001
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in 3rd-Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 2002, UR

2000
Elected as Fellow
Sponsor: Gerontological Society of America

1999 - 2001
NARSAD Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression

1998 - Present
Listed in editions of Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

1998 - 2001
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Scholar
Sponsor: University of Rochester

1997
Leonard F. Salzman Research Award
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry, UR

1997
Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

1995
Commendation for Excellence in 3rd-Year Teaching
Sponsor: Class of 1996, UR

1990
Laughlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Resident
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry, Yale University

1986
Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: University of Rochester

1986
Benjamin Rush Prize in Psychiatry; Robert Kates Award; Dean's Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

1983 - 1984
Executive Committee Commendations for Pre-Clinical Performance
Sponsor: University of Rochester

1983
Summa cum laude
Sponsor: University of Rochester

1981
Junior year acceptance, Phi Beta Kappa
Sponsor: University of Rochester

1980 - 1986
University Scholar in Medicine
Sponsor: UR Rochester Plan Early Selection Program

1978 - 1982
Dean's List
Sponsor: UR College of Arts and Science

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2017
Lyness JM. "Editorial Comment: Does Music Have Charms to Soothe Dementia?" The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2017 Sep 0; 25(9):939-940. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

8/18/2017
Lyness JM. "Author's Response." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2017 Aug 18; Epub 2017 Aug 18.

6/15/2017
Lyness JM. "Lessons From the Lives of Celebrated Musicians: What Armstrong, Cash, Dylan, Ellington, Fitzgerald, and Sinatra Can Teach Us About Creative Resilience and Aging." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2017 Jun 15; Epub 2017 Jun 15.

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