James Duffy (psychiatrist)

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Dr. James Duffy is a graduate of the University of Rhodesia and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Brown University. He then completed Fellowships in Neuropsychiatry at Brown and Harvard. Dr. Duffy has held full professorships at Cornell, University of Texas, and University of Connecticut. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is an elected Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and also the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Prior to joining Sierra Tucson in July 2010, Dr. Duffy was Professor of Psychiatry at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas, and President of the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Duffy is Board-certified in adult psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, integrative medicine, and medical acupuncture. He has been voted a “Best Doctor in America” since 2001 and has received commendations for his patient advocacy work. He has co-edited four medical textbooks and authored numerous scientific publications in neuropsychiatry, palliative medicine, psychosomatic medicine, and the medical humanities. Dr. Duffy has developed innovative contemplative approaches to health and healing and is invited to lecture nationally and internationally. Dr Duffy is a leader in the emerging field of integrative mental healthcare.

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