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Seth S. Himelhoch

Seth S. Himelhoch M.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Additional Title(s): Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Location: 701 W. Pratt St., 388
Phone: (410) 706-2490
Fax: (410) 706-0022

Personal History:

Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH, is Professor and Director of the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is Associate Residency Training Director for Research; a research investigator and faculty member in the Division of Psychiatry Services Research and a research investigator affiliated with the Veterans Affairs VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center.

Dr. Himelhoch received his medical degree at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and completed his residency training in general psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. From 2001-2003 he was a Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he concurrently received a Master Degree in Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Himelhoch additionally completed a fellowship in Implementation and Dissemination Science through the Implementation Research Institute.

Dr. Himelhoch's clinical and research experiences have focused on access to care and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and drug use disorders among individuals with HIV. He has published over 60 peer reviewed publications and has received external funding from NIDA, NIMH, SAMHSA and the Veterans Affairs.


Selected Publications from over 60 peer reviewed publications:

  1. Blank M, Himelhoch, S., Metzger, D., Belaji, A, Heffelfinger, J., Rose, C. Dixon, L.. A Multisite Study of the Prevalence of HIV using Rapid Testing in Mental Health Settings. American Journal of Public Health.  Epub ahead of print. 2014. PMID: 24524493.
  2. Himelhoch, S., Medoff, D., Maxfield, J., Dihmes, S., Dixon, L., Robinson, C., Potts, W. and Mohr, D. Telephone Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Targeting Major Depression among Urban Dwelling, Low Income People Living with HIV/AIDS: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. AIDS and Behavior. 2013. Oct;17(8):2756-64: PMID:23644816
  3. Himelhoch, S., Riddle, J., Goldman, H.H., Barriers to Implementing Evidence Based Smoking Cessation Practices in Nine Community Mental Health Sites. Psychiatric Services. 2013 65 (1)75-80. PMID: 23999796.
  4. Teslyar, P., Stock, V., Wilk, C., Ehrenreich, M, Camsari, U. and Himelhoch S*. Prophylaxis with antipsychotic medication reduces the risk of post-operative delirium in elderly patients: a meta-analysis. Psychosomatics 2013 Mar-Apr;54(2):124-31. PMID:23380670
  5. Himelhoch, S., Weber, E., Clayton, S., Charlotte, M., Medoff, D., Benford, J., Ware, R., Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and 1 Year Outcome in Methadone Maintenance Treatment. American Journal of Addictions.2012 Nov-Dec;21(6):524-30. PMID:23082830
  6. Himelhoch, S., Brown, C., Walkup,J., Chander, G., Korthius, P.T., Afful, J. Gebo, K. HIV Patients with Psychiatric Disorders are Less Likely to Discontinue HAART. AIDS 2009 Aug; 23(13) 1735- PMID:19617816
  7. Himelhoch, S, McCarthy, J.F., Gonaczy, D., Medoff, D., Dixon, L., Blow, F. Understanding Associations between Serious Mental Illness and HIV among Veterans: A National Multivariate Analysis. Psychiatric Services. 58; 1165-1172. 2007 PMID:1921397
  8. Himelhoch, S, and Medoff, D. Efficacy of antidepressant medication among HIV+ individuals with depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2005 Dec;19(12):813-22 PMID:16375613
  9. Himelhoch, S., Treisman, G., Moore, R. Gebo, KA. Does Presence of a Psychiatric Disorder in AIDS Patients Affect the Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment and Duration of Therapy? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Dec 1;37(4):1457-1463 PMID:15602123
  10. Himelhoch, S. Daumit, G. To whom do psychiatrists offer smoking cessation counseling? American Journal of Psychiatry 2003 December 160: 2228-2230 PMID: 14638595