Barbara Sommer

Barbara Sommer


Bio:   Dr. Barbara Sommer specializes in geriatric psychiatry, treating older patients suffering from depression, anxiety, psychosis, and cognitive disorders, often in the context of concomitant medical illnesses. She has practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over thirty years and she has a special interest in the unique primary and side effects of psychiatric medications in older patients also being treated for non-psychiatric disorders. She also is a member of the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) service.

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Geriatric Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1991)
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1985)
  • Internship: Baystate Medical Center (1980) MA
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital - OCD Department (1985) MA
  • Medical Education: New York Medical College (1979) NY
  • MD, New York Medical College, Medicine (1979)
  • Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center (1984) MA

Administrative Appointments

  • Member, Stanford Hospital Care Review Committee (1997 - 2006)
  • Member, Stanford Hospital Well Being of Physicians Committee (2001 - Present)

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