John Leipsic, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison Service, University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus

Dr. Leipsic attended the University of California, Berkeley where he studied Neurobiology, graduating in 1985. Dr. Leipsic received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia in 1989.

After completion of internship at Tufts University in Boston, Dr. Leipsic trained at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston where he did his adult residency. He completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship in 1994 at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Leipsic was most recently in private practice in Sonoma County, California for 15 years. He joined the faculty at University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry to share his knowledge and experience with the residents and child psychiatry fellows.

Dr. Leipsic has been appointed the new director of the pediatric psychiatry consultation and liaison service at the University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus. He is also on staff at the Crisis Response Center's child and adolescent crisis evaluation and stabilization unit. Dr. Leipsic takes a direct and practical approach to psychiatry consultation and liaison. When there is a mental health issue or question on patients in the emergency room, PICU or pediatric floors, the pediatric psychiatry consult service can be there from the point of admission to help clarify diagnosis, developmental and family impacts of illness, treatment recommendations and follow-up.

Dr. Leipsic will be building a child psychiatry clinic at the University of Arizona Medical Center, University Campus seeing patients with anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Dr. Leipsic has a specialty interest in the overlap of Tourette’s and anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder.