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Melinda Lantz

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  • Geriatric Psychiatry

  • Addiction Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • MD, Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ

  • Residency, Psychiatry
    Hillside Hospital

  • Fellowship, Geriatric Psychiatry
    Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine


    Melinda S Lantz MD is Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry and Inpatient Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

    She is the Program Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Dr. Lantz is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry.
    Dr. Lantz has served as an officer and membor of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. She is the author of numerous publications and presentations in the area of dementia care and late life mental illness.


  • 2015 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

  • 2015 -
    Phillip J Hauptman Teaching Award for Geriatric Psychiatry
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel




Serby MJ, Roane DM, Lantz MS, Cohen AJ, Turok A, Perlis TE. Current attitudes regarding treatment of agitation and psychosis in dementia. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2009 Feb; 17(2).

Evers MM, Samuels SC, Lantz M, Khan K, Brickman AM, Marin DB. The prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of depression in dementia patients in chronic care facilities in the last six months of life. International journal of geriatric psychiatry 2002 May; 17(5).

Morrison RS, Chichin E, Carter J, Burack O, Lantz M, Meier DE. The effect of a social work intervention to enhance advance care planning documentation in the nursing home. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005 Feb; 53(2).

Greenberg L, Lantz MS, Likourezos A, Burack OR, Chichin E, Carter J. Screening for depression in nursing home palliative care patients. Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology 2004 Dec; 17(4).

Serby M, Brickman AM, Haroutunian V, Purohit DP, Marin D, Lantz M, Mohs RC, Davis KL. Cognitive burden and excess Lewy-body pathology in the Lewy-body variant of Alzheimer disease. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; 11(3).

Mahgoub NA, Saifollahi J, Lantz M. Late-life anxiety. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences 2008; 20(1).

Serby MJ, Lantz M, Chabus BI, Bernay LJ. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and electroconvulsive treatments: a case study and review. International journal of psychiatry in medicine 2010; 40(1).

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Dr. Lantz did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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