Geriatric Psychiatry

We are committed to promoting current and personally tailored patient care, providing quality education to the next generation of health providers and caregivers, enhancing effective outreach to the community, and innovating through scientific discovery.

The University of Michigan Geriatric Psychiatry Program team is a group of clinicians, research scientists, and trainees, with education, research and administrative staff. At U-M we have one of the nation’s largest concentrations of board certified Geriatric Psychiatrists; our clinicians specialize in the unique mental health needs of older adults.

Program Director

Susan Maixner, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship


Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.

Director, Addiction Center
Director, Substance Abuse Program
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System

Donovan Maust, M.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Research Scientist, Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research

Kara Zivin, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

VA Faculty


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Ann Arbor, MI 48109