David Garrison, M.D.

David Garrison, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-2512
Fax: (585) 506-1860

Professional Bio

David Garrison, MD, is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He serves as Medical Director of Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Medical Director of C/A Mobile Crisis Team. He received his medical degree in 1997 from University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO. Dr. Garrison completed University of Rochester General Psychiatry Residency Program, Rochester, NY in 2000 and University of Rochester Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Rochester, NY in 2002.

Awards & Honors (National)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Teaching Award 2011 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Alpha Omega Alpha | Honor Medical Society, (for excellence in teaching medical stude 2011 - Present
Department of Psychiatry Excellence in Clinical Care Award | Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center 2011 - Present
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award 2008
Dean's Teaching Fellow 2007 - 2009
Mary Lou Meyers Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education 2003
Pfizer Psychiatry Resident of the Year Award 2002
Janssen Psychiatry Resident Award of Excellence 2001

Recent Journal Articles

Garrison, D.; Lyness, J.; Frank, J. "Qualitative Analysis of Medical Student Impressions of a Narrative Exercise in the Psychiatry Clerkship". Academic Medicine. 2011; 86: 85-89.
Garrison, D. "The Use of Movies to Facilitate Family Engagement in Psychiatric Hospitalization". Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2007; 46: 1218-1221.
Garrison; Daigler. "Treatment Settings for Adolescent Psychiatric Conditions". Adolescent Medicine Clinics. 2006; 17: 233-250.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (Part-Time) - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD) - Primary


Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Univ of Colorado Sch Medicine1997
BA | Philosophy | Claremont Cols Sys Off1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2000 - 06-30-2002
Residency in Genral Psychiatry at Srong Clinical Residency Program07/01/1998 - 06-30-2000
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center06/23/1997 - 06-22-1998