Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



Daniel J. Anzia, MD
Chairman, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Advocate Health Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847-723-2210


Dr. Daniel J. Anzia has been the chairman of the department of psychiatry at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital since 1993. A 1973 graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in psychiatry at Loyola University, and is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Anzia served Lutheran General Hospital as director of inpatient psychiatry and as residency director before becoming chairman. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Anzia is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in which he is a member of the Assembly Executive Committee and assembly liaison to the Steering Committee on Practice Guidelines. He is a past president of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences views modern psychiatry as neuropsychiatry because behavior is a product of brain function and psychopathology is an expression of deviant brain structure and function.  Neuropsychopharmacology, neurophysiology and neuropsychology are the foundations for this modern psychiatry.  But neuropsychiatry is not neuroscience alone.  Socioeconomic and other environmental factors play a major role in the expression of behavior and a supportive therapeutic doctor-patient relationship is essential.  Those verbal techniques used in the doctor-patient relationship comprise psychotherapy, which affects brain functioning through learning.

Clinical practice of psychiatry requires both knowledge and wisdom.  Our department is known for its emphasis on neuropsychiatry and descriptive psychopathology, and its dedication to psychiatric education. 

Our Mission is to prepare our trainees for the practice of tomorrow with the foundation of yesterday and the wisdom of today.  Our publications reflect our philosophy.  Our residency graduates practice successfully in public, private and academic settings.  Some remain with us as faculty members.  Much attention is given to the work satisfaction of faculty, residents and medical students.

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