James D Tew, MD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
Register Now for the 11th Annual Department of Psychiatry Clinician-Educator Showcase
It’s time to register for the Annual Clinician-Educator Showcase, which will be held on March 23, 2023. This special event, hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, celebrates the achievements of our outstanding clinician-educators and clinical staff. Department of Psychiatry faculty, clinicians, staff, residents, medical students, and psychology interns, as well as our...
James Tew, MD, Appointed UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Vice President, Medical Affair
We are pleased to announce that James Tew, MD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry), has been appointed UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Vice President, Medical Affairs. Dr. Tew received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his psychiatry residency training and a clinical fellowship in geriatric psychiatry here at WPH. He joined the Psychiatry faculty in 2006, and he has made...
Clinical Insights: Communicating with Families when Treating Chronically Suicidal Patients
In a recent General Hospital Psychiatry paper, Oommen Mammen, MD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), and James Tew, MD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry), described the importance of communicating about suicide risk with families of individuals with borderline personality disorder who are chronically suicidal. We spoke with Dr. Mammen, the paper’s lead author, about how to help families arrive at a shared...
Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care: What’s Happening at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
At the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting this week, we invited attendees to learn about some of the ways the clinicians and leadership at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) strive to meet the needs of all patients by providing innovative, thoughtful and accessible behavioral health care. Western Psychiatric Hospital Overview Dr. David Lewis (Chair, Department of Psychiatry) opened the meeting...