Michael K. Popkin, MD is Chief of Psychiatry at the Hennepin County Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Popkin received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. He interned at the Bellevue-New York University Hospitals and completed his psychiatry residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 1975, Dr. Popkin joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School and for sixteen years directed the University Hospitals Consultation-Liaison Service and its research activities. For eight years, he was a consultant to the Minnesota Security Hospital at St. Peter, MN. Dr. Popkin was the Behavioral Scientist for nine years with the University of Minnesota site of the NIH Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT). He has been Vice Chair of the DSM-IV Organic Disorders Work Group and a member of the APA's Adult Evaluation Practice Guidelines Work Group.

Dr. Popkin served 4 years on the NIMH's Epidemiological and Services Research Review Committee, chairing the committee in his final year. Dr. Popkin is a past President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine; he has been a member of the Council of the American Psychosomatic Society, a Counselor of the American Psychopathological Association, and a Director of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. Dr. Popkin was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis, the first such American center. He is a fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Dr. Popkin has authored 100 referred publications, 34 textbook chapters and has co-edited the American Psychiatric Press's Caring for Victims of Torture. He is an Assistant Editor of Psychosomatics, a Scientific Advisor to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, on the Editorial Board of Mayo Clinic Proceedings and a reviewer for a dozen psychiatry and medicine journals. His writings have centered on the outcomes of consultants recommendations, psychiatric manifestations of physical illness, depression in the medically ill, cognitive disorders, psychiatric aspects of diabetes mellitus and outcome studies of mental health capitation.

Medical School

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA


Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA