Philosophy of Care
Dr. Servis practices from a holistic perspective that understands and treats the patient using a biopsychosocial framework that includes cultural and spiritual dimensions.
Dr. Servis is a general psychiatrist with training and experience in consultation psychiatry to medical and surgical specialties.
He has special expertise in personality disorders, integrated and collaborative care, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Dr. Servis is a national leader in medical education and a member of the UC Davis School of Medicine faculty for more than 25 years. His research interests include medical and residency education, cognitive models for the development of diagnostic expertise, psychiatry and spirituality, teaching professionalism and ethics, consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, treating severe personality disorders and neuropsychiatry.
An expert in integrating psychiatric care with primary-care settings, he has pioneered combined residency training programs in family medicine and psychiatry, and internal medicine and psychiatry.
M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT 1984
B.S., Wheaton College, Wheaton IL 1979
Chief Resident, New York Hospital, New York NY 1988-1989
Psychiatry, New York Hospital, New York NY 1985-1988
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
Central California Psychiatric Society
Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Honors and Awards
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2017
Dean’s Team Award for Inclusion Excellence in Community Engagement, UC Davis Health, 2016
President’s Award, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, 2012
ADPRT Model Curriculum Award in Cultural Psychiatry, 2010
Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Education, UC Davis Health, 2010
C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2009
UC Davis Health System Chief of Staff Award, UC Davis Health, 2008
UC Davis School of Medicine Commencement Speaker, 2007
Vice Chancellor’s Faculty Award, UC Davis Health, 2006
Select Recent Publications
Boland RJ, Becker M, Levenson JL, Servis M, Crone CC, Edgar L, Thomas CR. The milestones for psychosomatic medicine subspecialty training. Psychosomatics. 2015;56(2):153-167.
Sanders K, Servis M, Boland B. The four general competencies. Academic Psychiatry. 2014; 38:268-274.
Seritan AL, Rai G, Servis M, Pomeroy C. The office of student wellness: innovating to improve student mental health. Academic Psychiatry. 2014; 40:152-155.
Widge A, Hunt J, Servis M. Systems-based practice and practice-based learning for general psychiatry: old competencies, new emphasis. Academic Psychiatry. 2014; 38:288-293.
Fairman N, Crofut A, Servis M. Crisis as a classroom: use of a health system crisis to teach ethics and professionalism. Academic Psychiatry. 2012; 36:138-141.
Jibson MD, Hilty DM, Arlinghaus K, Ball VL, McCarthy T, Seritan AL, Servis ME. Clinician-educator tracks for residents: three pilot programs. Academic Psychiatry. 2010; 34:269-276.
Bourgeois JA, Kahn D, Servis M. Reflections on psychosomatic medicine as a third-year medical student clerkship: an integrated experience that demonstrates the biopsychosocial model. Academic Psychiatry. 2012;36:240-242.
Hales RE, Shahrokh NC, Servis M. A progress report on a department of psychiatry faculty practice plan designed to reward educational and research productivity. Academic Psychiatry. 2009;33:248-251.