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Michael J. Schrift, DO, MA

Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
912 South Wood (MC913),
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Office Phone:312-996-6139
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Assistant Name: Veronica Lopez

Schrift MJ: Personality Disorders. In: ePocrates Online. British Medical Journal Group, London UK, 2013

Schwarz L, Schrift M, Pliskin N: Forensic neuropsychological evaluations in an academic medical center. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2009 Mar-Apr;24(2):100-4.

Michael J. Schrift, DO, MA

Director, Neuropsychiatry Program;
Co-Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Training Program;
Co-Director, University of Illinois Medical Center Ethics Committee;
Director, ECT Service;
Co-Director, Memory Clinic;
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Michael Schrift is the Director of Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at UIC. His primary responsibilities include the faciliatation, organization and development of clinical, educational, and training in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at UIC. He completed fellowship training in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology and has been involved in the academic teaching of this subject area to medical students, psychiatry and neurology residents and fellows for over 25 years. In addition, Dr. Schrift has graduate training in Neuropsychology and in Bioethics in which he hold a master's degree and has is an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment in Bioethics and Health Policy at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he teaches Neurothics. His clinical duties include actively participating in and administering in outpatient, inpatient and consultative Neuropsychiatry services at the University Medical Center. The program is integrated with the research activities of the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as Radiology. Dr. Schrift is the Course Director for the M1 Brain and Behavior Course. The teaching and training of medical students, residents in neurology and psychiatry, fellows, and post-doctoral psychologists is central to his duties and responsibilities.


Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology; Bioethics/Neuroethics


Neuroethics Society
American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
American Neuropsychiatric Association
Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
Chicago Medical Society
Illinois State Medical Society


Development of Memory Disorder Clinic




  1. Ambulatory Clinic:
    Neuropsychiatric Insitute
    912 S. Wood Steet, Chicago, IL 60612
  2. UIC Hospital
    1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
  3. Institute for Juvenile Research
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
  4. Psychiatric Institute
    1601 W. Taylor St.Chicago, IL 60612

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