Robert Burton, MD

Robert Burton, MD

Psychiatry Evanston, IL

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University

Office Address

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  • 636 Church St
    Suite 715
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (312) 203-3253
    Fax: (847) 424-0349

Dr. Burton's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Psychiatry: Addiction

Dr. Burton's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Board MemberInternational Society for Sports Psychiatry
  • TreasurerInternational Society for Sports Psychiatry
  • PhysicianPrivate practice
    Evanston, IL
    Individual, marital, and family psychotherapy, diagnostic evaluation, consultation and medication management. . Special interests: Sport psychiatry, chemical dependence, and eating disorders.
  • PresidentInternational Society for Sports Psychiatry
  • Assistant ProfessorThe Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL
  • Attending PsychiatristGeneral adult and adolescent psychiatry (inpatient and outpatient). Included individual, marital and family psychotherapy, medication management and consultation/liaison.
  • DirectorEvanston Northwestern Healthcare
    Medical Education. Oversaw and coordinated psychiatry rotations of The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University psychiatry residents and medical students at Evanston Hospital. Also developed and coordinated Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds schedule.
  • Medical DirectorComPsych Corporation
    Chicago, IL
    Provided utilization management, case review, credentialing, and administrative services for this managed care company.
  • Medical DirectorComprehensive Behavioral Services
    Chicago, IL
    Oversaw and reviewed evaluations and treatment plans of individuals in DUI-related treatment programs.
  • Medical DirectorSpectracare/Metropolitan Family Services
    Chicago, IL
    Performed consultations and administrative services to the managed care entity of this large social services agency.
  • ConsultantChicago Bears Football Team
    Performed consultations for players, coaching staff, and management for purposes of team performance enhancement.
  • DirectorChicago Institute for Sports Psychiatry
    Chicago, IL
    Multidisciplinary group provided a range of mental health and educational services to the athletic community.
  • PhysicianNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
    Chicago, IL
    Extended Partial Hospitalization. Performed outpatient diagnostic assessments and medication management.
  • Attending PsychiatristLakeside VA Medical Center
    Chicago, IL
    Conducted diagnostic evaluations and follow-up medication management of Mental Hygiene Clinic outpatients.
  • ConsultantRehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    Psychiatrically evaluated and managed medications for inpatients and outpatients.
  • Attending PsychiatristNorthwestern Memorial Hospital and Lakeside VA Medical Center
    Chicago, IL
    Consultation-Liaison Service. Provided psychiatric consultative services; also liaison to orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Burton's Education & Medical Training

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityMcGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityResidency, Psychiatry
  • MI State Univ, Coll of Human MedMichigan State University College of Human MedicineMedical School
  • Williams CollegeWilliams CollegeOther Training, B. A., Cum Laude

Dr. Burton's Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License1986 - 2014
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry, 1991
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAddiction Psychiatry, 1994

Dr. Burton's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Aggression and SportBurton, R.W., Clinics in Sports Medicine, 1/1/2005
  • Cost offset from a psychiatric consultation/liaison intervention with elderly hip fracture patientsStrain, J., Burton, R.W., et al., Amer. J. Psych, 8/1/1991
  • Psychiatric consultation for psychoactive substance disorders in the general hospitalBurton, R.W., Lyons, J., et al., General Hosp. Psych, 1/1/1991

Books/Book Chapters

  • Sports psychiatry: Theory and practice

    Editors: Begel, D, Burton, R.W., Eds..Norton, New York

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