Dr. Beth K. Yudofsky

Member of the Brockman Foundation’s Scholarship Advisory Board

Dr. Beth K. Yudofsky is a Member of the Brockman Foundation’s Scholarship Advisory Board.

Dr. Yudofsky is an adult psychiatrist who practices in Houston, Texas. She previously was on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Consultation/Liaison Service at the Ben Taub General Hospital in the Texas Medical Center for 15 years. In this capacity she headed a team of psychiatry residents and other mental health professionals who provided neuropsychiatric assessments and care for patients hospitalised for medical and surgical disorders.

Dr. Yudofsky received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and was graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons medical school in New York City, where she also completed her residency and chief residency in psychiatry. Thereafter, she took a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded Fellowship in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Yudofsky remained on the Faculty at Columbia until moving to Pittsburgh in 1984, where she founded and directed the Consultation/Liaison Service at Allegheny General Hospital. Thereafter, Dr. Yudofsky was on the Faculty of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she supervised medical students, psychiatry residents and other mental health professionals in hospital-based medicine.

Throughout her career, Dr. Yudofsky has been a dedicated teacher of medical students and residents, and was consistently evaluated at the highest level by her students and residents, and has received many faculty teaching awards for educational excellence.