Kenneth Silk, MD

Kenneth Silk, MD

Psychiatry Ann Arbor, MI

Professor, Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

Office Address

  • 4250 Plymouth Rd, Psychiatry, University of Michigan
    Rachel Upjohn Bldg, Box 5769
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Phone: (734) 615-5276

Kenneth Silk, MD

Psychiatry Ann Arbor, MI

Professor, Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Psychiatry: General Psychiatry

Education & Medical Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center
  • Brandeis University
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Certifications & Licensure

  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical License1975 - 2016
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical CareUniversity of Michigan Medical School, 2013
  • Senior AwardInternational Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, 2013
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012, 2013

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Patient Management Exercise, Personality Disorders  Silk, K.R., Focus, The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, 1/1/2013
  • Caught in an unconscious split Dimensional versus categorical approaches to personality disorder diagnosis A commentary on "The ironic fate of the personality disorder...  Silk, K.R., Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 1/1/2013
  • Patient management exercise, personality disorders  Silk, K.R., Focus, 1/1/2013

Books/Book Chapters

  • The Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medication Chapter: Personality disorders. Page 139 - 169
    Silk, K.R., Jibson, M.D.
    Editors: Rothchild, A..American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC
  • The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorder Chapter: Psychopharmacology of personality disorders. Page 713 - 724
    Silk, K.R., Fuerino III, L.
    Editors: Widiger, T..Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
  • Effective Treatments in Psychiatry (Revised, Pocket Edition)  
    Silk, K.R.
    Editors: Tyrer, P., Silk, K.R..Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK


  • Psychopharmacology in personality disorders: Symptom modification or personality change. Silk, K.R., XIII International Congress on Disorders of Personality, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9/16/2013
  • Subgenual cingulate function in borderline personality disorder and major depression. Mickey, B.J., Andrews, A., Cummiford, C., Heitzeg, M.M., Langenecker, S.A., Love, T.M., Sanford, B.J., Silk, K.R., Zubieta, J.K., American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Hollywood, FL, 12/1/2012
  • Clinical considerations prior to prescribing for the depression in BPD. Silk, K.R., 2nd International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9/27/2012


  • "Combined treatments in borderline personality." Mexico - 6/13/2014
  • How to think about the difficult, defiant patient with borderline personality disorder. New York, NY - 5/3/2014
  • Facing the challenges of treating patients with borderline personality disorder: A dialogue with the family and frontline clinicians. New York, NY - 5/3/2014


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