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.
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.
Dr. Servis conducts research in medical and psychiatric education, and clinical research related to consultation-liaison 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
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,
California Medical License,
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.