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Mark E. Servis

Clinical Interests

Mark E. Servis, a national leader in medical education and a member of the UC Davis School of Medicine faculty for more than 20 years, has earned a national reputation for his approaches to integrating family and community with patient care. As an examiner with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, he works to ensure the high quality of medical school curricula nationwide. Servis also chairs the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Committee for Psychiatry, and he has served as both program chair and president of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, the largest professional organization for educators in psychiatry.

His research interests include medical and residency education, cognitive models for the development of diagnostic expertise, psychiatry and spirituality, teaching professionalism and ethics, consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, treating severe personality disorders and neuropsychiatry. An expert in integrating psychiatric care with primary-care settings, he has pioneered combined residency training programs in family medicine and psychiatry, and internal medicine and psychiatry.


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine



Adult Psychiatry


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-916--734-3574

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1984
B.S., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1979


New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York City, New York , 1984-1988

Board Certifications:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association

Select Honors and Awards:

Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Education, 2010

C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2009

UC Davis Health System Chief of Staff Award, 2008

UC Davis School of Medicine Commencement Speaker, 2007

Vice Chancellor's Faculty Award, 2006

UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Mentoring Award, 2001

Select Recent Publications:

Servis ME. University of California, Davis, School of Medicine addendum to a snapshot of medical student education in the United States and Canada: reports from 128 schools. Academic Medicine. 85(9):S649-653.

Hales RE, Shahrokh NC, Servis M. A progress report on a department of psychiatry faculty practice plan designed to reward educational and research productivity. Academic Psychiatry 33:248-251, 2009.

Lim RF, Schwartz E, Servis M, Cox PD, Lai A, Hales RE. The chief resident in psychiatry: roles and responsibilities. Academic Psychiatry 33:56-59, 2009.

Lim RF, Wegelin J, Hua LL, Kramer EJ, Servis ME. Evaluating a lecture on cultural competence in the medical school preclinical curriculum. Academic Psychiatry 32:327-331, 2008.

Bourgeois JA, Ton H, Onate J, McCarthy T, Stevenson FT, Servis ME, Wilkes MS. The doctoring curriculum at the University of California, Davis school of medicine: leadership and participant roles for psychiatry faculty. Academic Psychiatry 32(3): 249-254, 2008.

Kile SJ, Bourgeois JA, Sugden S, Chang CH, Servis ME, Hildy DM. Drug therapies for the neurobehavioral sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Psychiatric Times 24(3):42-46, 2007.

Smith CS, Stevens NG, Servis ME. A general framework for approaching residents in difficulty. Fam Med 39(5):331-336, 2007.

Servis M. Psychiatric comorbidity in Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and seizure disorders. Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology 12(5):71-85, 2006.

Bourgeois JA, Servis M. Clinical habits and the psychiatrist: an adult developmental model focusing on the academic psychiatrist. Academic Psychiatry 30(5):365-371, 2006.

Servis M. Combined family practice and psychiatry residency training: a 10-year appraisal. Academic Psychiatry 29:416-418, 2005.

To see if Mark E. Servis is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).