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Pediatric Consultation-Liaison

Our faculty and fellows provide evaluation and short-term treatment for a wide range of patients in inpatient and hospital outpatient settings.

In conjunction with several of our division’s main research efforts, we place a strong emphasis on how stress and depression impact physical illness in pediatric patients.

Our work in this area focuses on assessing patients and providing short-term individual and family interventions while patients remain in the hospital. We perform a significant portion of our consultations in the emergency setting, including assisting with acutely and seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.

We consult for physicians at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where our first-year fellows have a four-month rotation in consultation-liaison psychiatry and our second-year fellows provide backup on the service.

Our expertise in providing consultation in the hospital has led us to develop CAP-PC, an innovative program where we bring consultation-liaison psychiatric services to the primary care setting.

Smith, Beth

Beth Smith, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Consult Liason; Medical Director, The Children‘s Psychiatry Clinic; Director of Training in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry

The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic, 1028 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: (716) 859-5454

Email: balucas@buffalo.edu