James M. Ellison, M.D., MPH, The Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics, has been appointed editor in chief of the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology effective Jan. 1.
Dr. Ellison, the first endowed chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics at Christiana Care, is renowned as a clinician, researcher and educator in geriatric and adult psychiatry with special expertise in geriatric mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive impairment and dementia. He is board-certified in psychiatry, with added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry. He is considered an expert in psychopharmacology.
Dr. Ellison was also recently appointed by Gov. John Carney to serve as the psychiatrist representative to the Delaware Behavioral Health Consortium.
He joined Christiana Care in 2015, coming from McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, where he had served as director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program, director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, and program director for the Partners HealthCare Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Dr. Ellison earned his medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, serving as chief resident in the acute psychiatry service in his final year. He holds a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.