Leonard J. Schmidt, MD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Psychiatry - Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Divisions: Adult Psychiatry

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-7952
  • University Neuropsychiatric Institute
    Dept of Psychiatry
    501 Chipeta Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Schmidt became an Emeritus Associate Professor in the department in January 2016.

Teaching; For the past 2 decades, Dr. Schmidt has directed the Core Seminar in Psychiatry for PGY I & II Residents in Psychiatry. This weekly gathering of early career psychiatric residents meet weekly through out the academic year. This seminar includes an eight week summer session that provides an Introduction to Public Psychiatry taught with Meredith Alden, MD. This involves presentations and discussions that might best be described as a skeletal system for Psychiatry. Dr. Schmidt provided supervision for residents in their inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations and case consultation and assistance with formulation for residents and Jr. faculty. He particularly enjoyed offering career advising for our senior psychiatry residents.

Scholarly Activity: In 2002, Dr. Schmidt was invited to provide medical editorial direction for a book on panic phenomena. This resulted in an anthology to which he also contributed the Editors introduction. Schmidt, Leonard J. & Warner, Brooke (eds.): Panic: Origins, Insight, and Treatment. Berkeley, CA; North Atlantic Books, 2002.

A project with colleague Dr. Daniel D. Christensen and two Swedish neurosurgeons (Dr. Laitenen and Hariz) on a sterotactic approach to the treatment of refractory obsessive compulsive disorder was published was published in 2003. Christensen DD, Laitenen LV, Schmidt LJ & Hariz MI: Anterior capsulotomy for treatment of refractory obsessive compulsive disorder: Results in a young and an old patient. Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery 79, No. 3-4: 234 - 244, 2002 (released August 2003) Their collaboration continues with Dan Christensen, MD and London colleague, Marwan Hariz, MD, neurosurgeon, who have assembled 10 year follow-up data on the anterior capsulotomy cases. Alexis Racine, MD has surveyed each patient using an outcomes protocol we developed. They expect to submit a draft of the paper shortly for editorial review..

Education History

Type School Degree
Post Graduate Training Intermountain Health Care
Health Care Delivery Improvement
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Other Training U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine
Flight Surgeon
Internship U.S. Naval Hospital
Professional Medical Tufts University
Fellowship VA Hospital
Rehabilitation Medicine
Undergraduate Springfield College