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Mark A. Oldham, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Psychiatry

Biography

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.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

2009
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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Publications

Journal Articles

8/17/2021
Wortzel JR, Maeng DD, Francis A, Oldham MA. "Prevalent Gaps in Understanding the Features of Catatonia Among Psychiatrists, Psychiatry Trainees, and Medical Students." The Journal of clinical psychiatry.. 2021 Aug 17; 82(5)Epub 2021 Aug 17.

8/16/2021
Wilson JE, Andrews P, Ainsworth A, Roy K, Ely EW, Oldham MA. "Pseudodelirium: Psychiatric Conditions to Consider on the Differential for Delirium." The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences.. 2021 Aug 16; :appineuropsych20120316. Epub 2021 Aug 16.

7/3/2021
Oldham MA, Lang VJ, Hopkin JL, Maeng DD. "Proactive Integration of Mental Health Care in Hospital Medicine: PRIME Medicine." . 2021 Jul 3; Epub 2021 Jul 03.

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