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Lena Jefferson Wilson, MD, ABPN – Top Doctor

Waddell, AZ – Lena Jefferson Wilson, MD, ABPN, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Psychiatrist in the field of Psychiatry as a psychiatrist with The Phoenix VA Medical Center.

Dr. Lena Jefferson

The Phoenix VA Medical Center’s main hospital is located in Phoenix, Arizona. It serves Maricopa, Gila and Navahoe counties with nine community-based outpatient clinics. Phoenix VA is affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. The Medical Center provides comprehensive health care through primary care, dentistry, specialty outpatient services, and tertiary care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurology.

Dr. Jefferson Wilson is a board-certified psychiatrist and a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. At present, she is affiliated with the Phoenix VA Medical Center. Her office address is 650 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Jefferson Wilson went on to complete her residency in psychiatry at the same educational venue. Then, she completed fellowships with the American Psychiatric Research and Education Institute and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Before long, she became board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, which is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high-quality patient care for the public through the initial and continuing certification of psychiatrists and neurologists.

Throughout her extensive career, she has had the honor of being awarded the Travel Award by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Spirit Award by the Student National Medical Association, among others. She was also inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, by the University of Notre Dame in 1990.

Her publications include Cerebrospinal fluid neuropeptide Y in combat veterans with and without post traumatic stress disorder. Sah R, Ekhator NN, Jefferson-Wilson L, Horn PS, Geracioti TD Jr.; Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Feb;40:277-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.10.017. Epub 2013 Nov 5.; Effect of traumatic imagery on cerebrospinal fluid dopamine and serotonin metabolites in posttraumatic stress disorder. Geracioti TD Jr, Jefferson-Wilson L, Strawn JR, Baker DG, Dashevsky BA, Horn PS, Ekhator NN. J Psychiatr Res. 2013 Jul;47(7):995-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.01.023. Epub 2013 Mar 27.; and more.

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