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New Memory Clinic Director for the Neuropsychiatry Program at Sheppard Pratt

Geriatric psychiatrist, Crystal Watkins, M.D., Ph.D., joins Health System to treat older adults at Memory Clinic.

Baltimore, MD, March 16, 2014 --( The Neuropsychiatry Program at Sheppard Pratt is pleased to welcome Dr. Crystal Watkins as the new Director of the Memory Clinic, a program designed to treat older adults with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses, including those patients who have started experiencing mild memory problems.

A Maryland native and board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Watkins completed her psychiatric training as well as Geriatric fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Watkins most recently served as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Molecular Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is author to more than 35 peer-reviewed research articles, abstracts and book chapters. In her new role, Dr. Watkins will provide comprehensive assessment and treatment to patients and their families who are experiencing difficulties related to memory loss, mood disorders and other psychiatric problems.

“We are lucky to have Dr. Watkins’ experience onboard at Sheppard Pratt as we strive to address medical, emotional, social and functional well-being of our patients,” said Vassilis Koliatsos, M.D., Stulman Scholar and Director of The Neuropsychiatry Program at Sheppard Pratt. “As director of the Memory Clinic, Dr. Watkins will approach each patient with individualized care, planning and thoughtful treatment.”

About Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt Health System, in operation since 1891, is a nationally renowned mental health and special education system, dedicated to treatment, professional training and research. With its outstanding psychiatric residency training program, the Health System is a proven leader in mental health education, ranking among the top mental health hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report for the 23rd consecutive year. Sheppard Pratt continues to expand its continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and older adults, introducing new treatment modalities in locations throughout the Baltimore region and the state.
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