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Mark A. Oldham, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Background

Mark Oldham, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at URMC. He completed fellowship training in consultation-liaison psychiatry--the sub-specialty of psychiatry that provides mental health care to patients with acute or severe medical illness--at the Yale School of Medicine. After training, he joined the faculty of Yale-New Haven Hospital and served as an attending psychiatrist and, later, as medical director of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). BIT is a proactive, multidisciplinary psychiatric consult service in the general hospital that screens all patients admitted to hospital medicine for active mental health concerns, especially those that might compromise the quality of medical care received. The members of BIT collaborate closely with medicine and nursing staff to deliver integrated mental health care in the hospital.

In late 2017, Dr. Oldham transferred to URMC where he has helped launch a proactive psychiatry consult service at Strong Memorial Hospital called PRIME Medicine, which stands for Proactive Integration of Mental Health Care in Medicine. He is currently pursuing professional development in the area of delirium research. A unifying theme to his clinical and research interests is a desire to champion the humanity of every patient. This has a special relevance for patients with delirium, which often distorts even the most basic elements of a person's personality. His career goals are to advance the science and clinical care of delirium focusing on the role of sleep and circadian disruption and to be a voice for integrated mental health care.



  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | University of South Florida College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Residency in Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Oldham MA, Hitchins A, Nickels MW. "Mental Health, COVID-19, and the Invisible Pandemic on the Horizon." Mayo Clinic proceedings.. 2021 Feb 0; 96(2):287-290. Epub 2020 Nov 11.

Oldham MA, MacLullich A, Slooter AJC. "Posttraumatic Confusional State: Delirium by Another Name." Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.. 2020 Nov 25; Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Oldham MA, Slooter AJC, Cunningham C, Rahman S, Davis D, Vardy ERLC, Garcez FB, Neufeld KJ, de Castro REV, Ely EW, MacLullich A. "Characterising neuropsychiatric disorders in patients with COVID-19." The lancet. Psychiatry.. 2020 Nov 0; 7(11):932-933.