New Psychiatrist Joins Dickinson Center, Inc.

Dr. Willis Todd Leavitt

Dr. Willis Todd Leavitt

Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to welcome Dr. Willis Todd Leavitt to their clinical team, and announce his appointment as DCI’s medical director, starting April 18th, 2016. Dr. Leavitt is board certified in adult, forensic, child and adolescent psychiatry, and he holds an unrestricted Pennsylvania license.  He completed his psychiatry residency and internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. 

Dr. Leavitt served in the United States Army from 1991-2006. During his military tenure, he was assigned several military medical assignments throughout the world including Operation Iraq Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and his most recent assignment as the Chief of Defense Stress Management for the Pentagon, Washington, DC.  His civilian education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN., and a Medical Doctorate from Wayne State School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.    

Dr. Leavitt was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, 2001, 2002, and 2006; Meritorious Service Medal, 2000 and 2002; Overseas Ribbon, 2000; Kosovo-NATO medal, 2001;  Expert Field Medical Badge, 1998; Army Service Ribbon, 1991; National Defense Service Ribbon, 1991; and Russian Language Training Scholarship, at the Russian Language Institute, Garmisch, West Germany, 1986. He is also the recipient of the Walter Reed AMC Forensic Psychiatry Residency, 2000; Walter Reed AMC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency, 1995; and US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress Burroughs-Welcome Fellowship, 1994.  Dr. Leavitt has achieved many accomplishments in psychiatric research with nearly 30 publications, book chapters, abstracts, and presentations to include the US Army Field Manual on Combat and Operation Stress Control (2006).  His experience includes teaching at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and for different units of the US Military. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

Dr. Leavitt will serve as DCI’s medical director and also be providing face-to-face psychiatric care to individuals in DCI’s Ridgway and St. Marys outpatient locations. Additionally, he will provide psychiatric services within the Elk County prison, and at DCI’s Elk County Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization locations.