Archived Grand Rounds Web Cast
Older Adult Mental Health Assessment and Treatment
Dr. Bill Apfeldorf
December 13th, 2004
Please note, CEU's are no longer available for this presentation.
William Apfeldorf, M.D., Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Dr. William Apfeldorf is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center. He is the Director of Geropsychiatry Programs, coordinating the clinical, educational, and research efforts at the University of New Mexico geared to meeting the mental health needs of seniors. He is also the Medical Director for Inpatient Services at the University of New Mexico Psychiatry Center, and is the attending geriatric psychiatrist for its unit for seniors. He serves as consultant psychiatrist for the Manzano del Sol nursing home.
Currently he is a co-investigator on a Reynolds Foundation grant to the University of New Mexico to increase its educational efforts about seniors, geronotology, and geriatric medicine. He is also a member of the UNM Geriatric Education Center, focusing on the needs of Native American elders in the Southwest. He has previously received National Institutes of Mental Health funding to study anxiety in the elderly. He is also on the speakers bureau for several drug companies, including Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca, Jannsen, Eli Lilly, and Forrest.
Dr. Apfeldorf went to Yale University for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. He was awarded both MD and PhD in Cell Biology degrees in 1987. He completed his psychiatric residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and his geriatric psychiatary training at New York Hospital/ Cornell University. He was a member of the Cornell School of Medicine faculty for 12 years before joining the faculty at the University of New Mexico.