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Jeffrey                        Anker

Jeffrey L. Anker MD

Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Specialty/Research Focus

Addictions; Drug abuse; Forensic Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; Psychiatry


Education and Training:
  • Cert (1980)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry, Yale Universtiy School of Medicine, Seymour Lustman Prize for Research in Residency (1973)
  • Internship, Rotating, Kings County Hospital (1970)
  • MD, S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical School (1969)
  • BA, English, Cornell University (1965)
  • Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Center for Advanced Psychiatry (2007-present)
  • Attending Physician, Psychiatry, Erie County Medical Center (2007-present)
  • Advisor, DBSA; Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (2006-present)
  • Psychiatrist, Veteran‘s Administration Hospital, Veteran‘s Administration
  • Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, General Practice (1974–2007)
  • Founding Partner and Principal, Associated Psychiatric Services of Colorado, Associated Psychiatric Services (1980–1995)
  • Medical Director, Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder Community Hospital (1989–1992)
  • Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services, Boulder Community Hospital (1989–1992)
  • Administrative Activities, Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder Community Hospital (1987–1992)
  • Co-Founder, Community Mental Health Think Tank, Futurist Mental Health Group of Boulder (1985–1991)
  • Medical Director, Psychiatry, Humana Hospital, Mountain View (1988–1989)
  • Administrative Activities, Boulder Psychiatric Institute, Boulder Psychiatric Institute (1974–1989)
  • Co-Founder, Partner and Clinical Director, Boulder Psychiatric Institute, Boulder Psychiatric Institute (1976–1984)
  • Psychiatric Consultant, Englewood Youth Center, Federal Bureau of Prisons (1975–1976)
  • Chief of Mental Health Services, Englewood Youth Center, Federal Bureau of Prisons (1973–1975)
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Awards and Honors:
  • APA‘s Nancy C. A. roeske, MD Memorial Certificate of Excellence (2003)
  • Clinical Faculty Award (1997)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (1996)
  • First Annual Seymour Lustman Memorial Research Prize, Second Place" (1973)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2005–December 2011
    Rapid Pediatric Psychiatric Consultation Project
    Tower Foundation Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2007
    Phase 3 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial to Study the Safety with Efficacy of Three Doses of Lurasidone HCI in Acutely Psychotic Patients with Schizophrenia
    Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma America, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2007
    Evaluation of Tinnitus in Psychiatric Patients Receiving Drug Therapy
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:
  • Anker JL. A Tale of Two Cardiac Survivors. Mended Hearts, Inc.. 1997.

Professional Memberships:
  • Clinical Faculty; Clinical Faculty, University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
  • Member; Member of the Americal Psychiatric Association
  • Member; Member, Colorado Psychiatric Society
  • Member; Member of the colorado Mental Health Association
  • Member; Member, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Member; Member, Mended Hearts, Inc.
Service Activities:
  • Public Lectures; Public Lecutres at Longmont United Hospital, topics of interest to the general public and to non-psychiatric health professionals; Participant (2006–present)
  • Colorado Psychiatric Society; The Psychiatrist Is In, Colorado Psychiatric Society; Member (1998–present)
  • Editorial Council; Editorial Council, Heartbeat, The official journal of the Mended Hearts, Inc.; Editorial Director (1990–1999)
  • Ask a Professional; Ask a Professional, weekly column, The Boulder Daily Camera; Contributor (1990–1991)
  • National Spokesman; National Spokesman, Minitran (nitroglycerin transdermal patch) national launce by 3M-Riker; National Liaison (1989–present)
  • Member; Community Affairs Committee, Colorado Psychiatric Society, Denver, Colorado, 1987-1989; Member (1987–1989)
  • Consultant and Guest Speaker; Consultation and guest speaker on radio and television for pusposes of public education on mental health concerns; Consultant (1987–present)
  • Lieutenant Colonel; U.s. Public Health Service assigned to the Federal Bureau of Prisons; National Liaison (1973–1975)
  • Clinical Director; Melcolm X Community Mental Health Center, Denver, Colorado 1973 - 1974; Director (1973–1974)
  • Expert Witness; Expert Witness in Insanity, Mental Competency, Divorce, Negligence, National Security and Criminal State and Federal legal proceedings; Consultant (1973–present)
  • Yale University Health Service; Yale University Health Service - 1972 - 1973; Contributor (1972–1973)
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Services; Connecticut Mental Health Center - Inpatient and Outpatient Services - 1970 - 1972; Clinical Staff (1970–1972)
  • Grand Rounds; Grand rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Presentor
  • Lecturer; Lectures and seminars conducted by different professional organizations (i.e. Boulder Community Hospital, American Psychiatric Association; Presentor
  • Reviewer; Ongoing literature review of psychiatric and medical journals and textbooks; Reviewer

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Contact Information

4955 N. Bailey Ave.
Suite 130
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-835-1246

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