Dr. Jeffrey Barkin M.D., DFAPA is a Yale trained physician, board certified in general and geriatric psychiatrist and with specific expertise in clinical trial analysis, health policy, forensic and organizational psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology. A distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he held a past academic appointment as assistant clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in his years prior to relocating to Maine in 1998.
Since 2009, Dr. Barkin has been Associate Chief Medical Officer of Change Healthcare. In this capacity, he consults to multiple states Medicaid pharmacy programs regarding the clinical considerations of pharmaceutical treatments. He practices both forensic and clinical psychiatry in Portland, Maine and has extensive expertise in health care policy analysis which he frequently presents on, and lectures about nationally. In addition to direct patient care, his practice provides consultation to various foundations, businesses, and families as well as government affairs involving multi-stakeholder efforts in the health care space
Dr. Barkin is President Elect of the Maine Medical Association. He is Immediate Past-President of TriCounty Mental Health Services as well as its past treasurer. Dr. Barkin is a past-President and past-Treasurer of the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians. He is married to Joan Belsky, an artist.