Physician Detail
Linda S. Durst, MD
Psychiatry
Medical Director
Practice
Institute of Living

200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 545-7260
Organization
Institute of Living
Specialty
Psychiatry
Practice
Institute of Living

Office(s)
Institute of Living
200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 545-7260
Fax: (860) 545-7068
This office is handicap accessible.
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About Linda Durst

Dr. Durst comes to IOL from the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, where she was Chief Medical Officer. At the same time, she served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. She has worked in all levels of behavioral health care, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, residential and nursing home, achieving expertise in the treatment of behavioral dyscontrol in intellectually disabled adults as well as grief therapy.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Durst attended college at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her internship at Pennsylvania Hospital and residency at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, devoting most of her final year of residency to specialty training in Geriatric Psychiatry. She has worked as both an administrator and clinical teacher, serving as a medical director of both inpatient and outpatient programs and teaching medical students and residents from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Jefferson Medical College, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Durst has received awards for writing, teaching and clinical skill and has been recognized as a Best Doctor in America since 2009.

Language
English
Education
Medical School:  Pennsylvania State College of Medicine 1983-1987
Internship:  Pennsylvania Hospital 1987-1988 Rotating Internship
Residency:  Pennsylvania Hospital 1988-1991 Psychiatry
Board Certifications
Psychiatry

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