Marianne Klugheit, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Klugheit trained in Psychiatry at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,. PA. Her early career focused on Community Psychiatry, treating patients with serious mental illness. Dr. Klugheit became board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry in 1995. She is a distinguished Life Fellow of APA, member of American College of Psychiatry, and Program Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at University of Arizona School of Medicine. Her areas of greatest interest are Delirium and the Dementias. She is currently the Medical Director of Inpatient Geropsychiatry Unit at SAVAHCS, Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at SAVAHCS, the Chair of the Dementia Committee at SAVAHCS, and the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Director for the COM-T Department of Psychiatry.

Research Interests: 

Delirium, Dementia, Fellowship training in Geriatric Psychiatry, Resident Training in Geriatric Psychiatry, Ethics in the Treatment of Older Adults

  • MD: Drexel Medical University, Philadelphia 1976
  • BA: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 1970
Honors and Awards
  • 2009-present: “Top Docs”
  • 2013: APA Distinguished Life Fellow
  • 2008, 2010, 2014: VA-UMC Teaching Award
  • 2003: Distinguished Fellow, APA
  • 2002: Philadelphia Magazine “Top Docs 2002”
  • 2001: Robert Jones Award, Phila. Psychiatric Society
  • 1990: J. Martin Meyers Award, Pennsylvania Hospital
  • 1980: USPHS Commissioned Officers’ Award
  • University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatry
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry