Peter M. Bolo, MD, is the chairman and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey.
Dr. Bolo earned his BS in biology at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and Arts in Ann Arbor, and his MD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. His internship in medicine and residency in psychiatry were completed at Columbia University-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was designated chief resident.
In 2009, Dr. Bolo was awarded Distinguished Fellowship, the highest membership honor from the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This award recognized his significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in the areas of clinical and administrative excellence, meaningful work in an APA chapter and substantial volunteerism in the community. He is a recent past president of the Tricounty Chapter of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association. Dr. Bolo's clinical interests include the management of severe mood disorders, behavioral complications of dementia and electroconvulsive therapy (
“This is an exciting time for psychiatry in that there has been an explosion of robustly-effective treatments for conditions such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, as well as improved understanding of these illnesses, which has helped to reduce the stigma associated with them,”
says Dr. Bolo.
“There is also promising focus on the development of meaningful treatments for dementia, including Alzheimer's….. psychiatry remains a high-touch specialty in which we have the luxury of getting to know our patients and families well; much of the cure rests within this therapeutic relationship. I'm proud that we offer a rich assortment of inpatient, outpatient and consultation psychiatric services and that we collaborate closely with our medical and surgical colleagues to improve the quality of care rendered throughout Overlook Medical.”
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