Mark Servis, M.D.

Mark E. Servis, M.D.


Psychosomatic Medicine

General Psychiatry


  • Vice Dean for Medical Education
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Mark E. Servis is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

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Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Servis uses a holistic approach to patients that incorporates the biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions of assessment and care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Servis is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist who sees medical, surgical and emergency room patients in the hospital who need psychiatric evaluation and services. He has special clinical interest and expertise in personality disorders and psychotherapy.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Servis conducts research in medical and psychiatric education, and clinical research related to consultation-liaison psychiatry.


Adult Psychiatry


M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT 1984

B.S., Wheaton College, Wheaton IL 1979

Internship: Psychiatry, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York NY 1984-1985


Chief Resident Psychiatry, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York NY 1988-1989

Psychiatry, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York NY 1985-1988

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,

California Medical License,

Professional Memberships

American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric Association

Association of American Medical Colleges

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

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

Select Recent Publications

Servis M, Fishman SM, Wallace MS, Henry SG, Ziedonis D, Ciccarone D, Knight, KR Shoptaw, S Dowling, Suchard JP, Shah S, Singh N, Cedarquist LC, Alem N, Copenhaver DJ, Westervelt M, Willis BC. Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Educational Competencies for Pain and Substance Use Disorder from the Medical Schools of the University of California. Pain Medicine. 2021;22(1): 60-66. doi:10.1093/pm/pnaa399.

Hilty DM, A. Crawford A, Teshima J, Nasatir-Hilty SE, Luo J, Chisler LSM, Gutierrez Hilty YSM, Servis ME, Godbout R, Lim RF, but Lu FG. Mobile health and cultural competencies as a foundation for telehealth care: Scoping review. J Tech Behav Sci. 2020 Nov. doi:10.1007/s41347-020-00180-5.

Servis M. UC Davis School of Medicine: a snapshot of medical student education in the United States and Canada: reports from 145 schools. Academic Medicine. 2020;95(9):S54-56.

Keepers GA, Fochtmann LJ, Anzia JM, Benjamin S, Lyness JM, Mojtabai R, Servis M, Walaszek A, Buckley P, Lenzenweger MF, Young AS, Degenhardt A, Hong SH; (Systematic Review). The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 1;177(9):868-872. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.177901. PMID:32867516.

Cheng MY, Neves SL, Rainwater J, Wang JZ, Davari P, Maverakis E, Rea M, Servis M, Nuovo J, Fazel N. Exploration of Mistreatment and Burnout Among Resident Physicians: a Cross-Specialty Observational Study. Med Sci Educ. 2020 Jan 7;30(1):315-321. doi:10.1007/s40670-019-00905-z. PMID:34457673.

Bhe ES, Servis ME. Psychotherapist Perspectives on Resident Wellness. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Oct;10(5):494-496. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-18-00131.1. PMID:30377479.

Boland RJ, Becker M, Levenson JL, Servis M, Crone CC, Edgar L, Thomas CR. The milestones for psychosomatic medicine subspecialty training. Psychosomatics. 2015 Mar-Apr;56(2):153-67. doi:10.1016/j.psym.2014.11.003. Epub 2014 Nov 13. PMID:25660433.

Sanders K, Servis M, Boland R. The four general competencies. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Jun;38(3):268-74. doi:10.1007/s40596-014-0116-9. Epub 2014 Apr 8. PMID:24711095.

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.