Our faculty has expertise in every facet of psychiatry. We have specialists in child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction medicine, research, sleep medicine, CL, geriatrics, electronic health information, psychodynamic psychotherapy. From all our collective expertise you will gain the foundation to flourish in becoming a well rounded, compassionate, competent psychiatrist.
“I am lucky enough to work in the best field of medicine and I now have the honor to help train the next generation of psychiatrists. I want to use the skills and knowledge that my mentors gave me to usher in the next step in the growth of St Luke’s Psychiatry. What I hope most is that when our graduates leave, they will leave carrying on the mission of St. Luke’s University Health Network to provide the best psychiatric care in the region and become passionate physicians who continue to find joy in the art of medicine.”
– Christine Marchionni, MD, FAPA
Dr. Christine Marchionni completed her undergraduate and post-baccalaureate training at Bryn Mawr College, medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and residency and consultation-liaison fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. While in her fellowship, she also completed a fellowship through the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
After fellowship, she worked as an inpatient attending at Temple University Episcopal Hospital where her interest in education began as assistant medical student clerkship director for psychiatry. She received the faculty award for resident teaching while at Temple and was supervisor and mentor for residents.
Since joining St. Luke’s in 2016, she continued in her role as clerkship director. As program director, she is active clinically in consultation-liaison psychiatry, both in person and via telemedicine. Currently, she is an active member of AADPRT, APA and APM and she is the GME wellness representative for her department and will continue the advocacy of wellness in the residency.
Vice Chairman Department of Psychiatry
“St. Luke’s psychiatry is leading the region in mental health services. Our highly qualified psychiatric team is strengthened by our unique individual experiences and qualifications as well as our diversity. We are dedicated to expanding awareness, acceptance, and support of those that suffer from mental illness. To meet the demands of the region, we are expanding our services and invest ourselves in the training of future leaders in the field. The demand is high, and we are taking the charge to deliver comprehensive mental health care with great expertise that treats the individual, not just the disease.”
– James A. James, DO
Dr. James James attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California and completed his residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. He has been practicing general psychiatry at St. Luke’s since 2016. He splits his time among the many strong foundational psychiatric services of the program, including St. Luke’s adult and older adult inpatient psychiatric units, consult liaison services, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient care. Dr. James takes great interested in trauma related disorders such as PTSD, and he has partnered with St. Luke’s Trauma group to address the needs of this acutely affected patient population. As Vice Chairman of the department, he collaborates on and supports the growing program as it expands and deepens its premier regional psychiatric service status.