Academic departments at Baystate Medical Center

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Department of Psychiatry


759 Chestnut Street, WG703
Springfield, MA 01199
phone: 413.794.4235

Benjamin Liptzin, MD, Department Chair

Barry Sarvet, MD, Department Vice-Chair


Education Administration

Steven V. Fischel, MD, PhD, Program Director, Psychiatry Residency

Benjamin Liptzin, MD, Medical Student Education Coordinator

Education Programs


4th Year Electives for Medical Students

Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Faculty listing by division

Department of Psychiatry Scholarly Activity

List of recent publications

Clinical Activities

The Psychiatry Department offers comprehensive mental health, substance abuse, behavioral medicine and employee assistance programs. 

Behavioral Health services include:

  • Inpatient Mental Health Unit Hospitalization (voluntary or involuntary)
  • Adult and Child Partial Hospitalization Program (day program)
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment (specializing in Memory Disorders)
  • Child Evaluation and Short-term Treatment Team
  • Court Programs (Community Corrections, DUI Classes, Anger Management, Drug Court, Psycho-education)