Monday, June 11, 2012
Psychiatrist Bert Simpson joins Peninsula
Bert Simpson, M.D., has joined Peninsula as a psychiatrist. Simpson will be at Peninsula Hospital where he will work full time with children, adolescent and adult patients.
“We’re delighted to have someone who is as highly respected in the field as Dr. Simpson,” said Jeff Dice, Peninsula Vice President. “His immediate past experience as clinical director of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute will be of great benefit as Peninsula takes the Lakeshore patients when that facility closes this summer.”
Dr. Simpson, who has more than two decades of clinical experience, comes to Peninsula from Lakeshore, where he was responsible for all clinical services in the 115-bed state hospital. In that role, Simpson supervised psychiatrists and other medical professionals and provided consultation and direction in very complex clinical cases. Before joining Lakeshore in 2003, Simpson was in private practice.
Simpson’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and a master’s degree in biochemistry from Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. Simpson additionally earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Kansas University Medical Center. He completed an internship in Community Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver, as well as a residency in Adult Psychiatry.