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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Kenneth R. Silk (Emeritus/a), M.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (734) 615-5276
Fax: (734) 764-3506

Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • Residency in Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine
  • Medical School at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate at Brandeis University

Clinical Interest:

  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Couples' Therapy
  • General Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric and Hospital Administration

Research Interest:

  • Personality Disorders

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Tasman A, Riba MB, Silk KR: The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Pharmacotherapy: Improving Treatment Effectiveness. New York: Guilford Press, 2000.
  • Silk KR (Ed): Biology of Personality Disorders. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1998.
  • Silk KR (Ed): Biological and Neurobehavioral Studies of Borderline Personality Disorder, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1994.
  • Silk KR, Lee S, Hill EM, Lohr NE: Borderline symptoms and severity of sexual abuse. Am J Psychiatry, 1995; 152: 1059-1064.