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Philip M. Blumenshine, M.D., M.A.S., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry Emergency Department Medical Director
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Department of Psychiatry

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Philip Blumenshine received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, where he was awarded the Richard N. Kohl Prize for excellence in psychiatry and the George G. Reader Prize in public health. He completed his residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia campus), where he was a chief resident. He was awarded the American Psychiatric Association Resident Recognition Award from Columbia for his work during residency. At UConn Health, he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. He teaches and supervises residents and medical students; is the medical director of the psychiatry emergency service; and sees private patients for psychotherapy and medication management.

B.A.Swarthmore CollegeBiology
M.S.University of OxfordMedical Anthropology
OtherUCSFClinical Research
M.D.Weill/Cornell Medical CollegeMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical CenterPsychiatry

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Clinical Teaching AwardPsychiatry Adult Residency
Resident Recognition AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association
Chief Resident, Psychiatry, 2014-2015Columbia University Medical Center
Richard N. Kohl Prize for Excellence in PsychiatryWeill Cornell Medical College
George G. Reader Prize in Public HealthWeill Cornell Medical College
Sigma XiSwarthmore College
Phi Beta KappaSwarthmore College

Mood and anxiety disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy, brief dynamic therapy, supportive psychotherapy

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
AADPRTProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20152017
APAProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2014

Psychiatry education, evidence-based psychotherapy

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Medicinal, stimulant, and ritual plant use: An ethnobotany of caffeine-containing plants
    Weckerle, C., and Timbul, V., and P. Blumenshine Plants, health, and healing: On the interface of ethnobotany and medical anthropology 2010 Sep;