Clinical / Research Interests
Emergency Psychiatry
Graduate Medical Education
Medical Student Education

Benedicto Borja, MD, is the program director for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He previously served as the first medical director of crisis services at the Sheppard Pratt Health System (Sheppard Pratt) for the past decade and was instrumental in its development. At Sheppard Pratt, he also served as the associate program director of the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt residency and director of residency and medical student education.

Dr. Borja helped successfully launch a new psychiatry residency at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He was also instrumental in creating Psychiatric Emergency Services at the University of Maryland and served as its medical director. He is a graduate of the charter class of the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Borja served as a senior oral board examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology from 2002 to 2015. His academic career has been primarily focused on psychiatry residency and medical student education.

Dr. Borja's major areas of clinical expertise and scholarship are telepsychiatry and emergency psychiatry/crisis intervention. He is certified in electroconvulsive therapy and EMDR treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.