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Natalia Ortiz-Torrent, MD, FAPA

Professor, Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Medical Director, Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry

Natalia Ortiz-Torrent
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Contact Information

Contact Information


About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Cultural psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • CBT for anxiety in patients with COPD or pain

Research Interests

  • Psychiatric comorbidities in gastroparesis
  • Eating disorders in patients with gastroparesis
  • Suicide risk assessment in the general hospital
  • PTSD and delirium in patients with cancer
  • Incidence of neglect of lung cancer in patients with schizophrenia
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Residency, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
  • Internship, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2001
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, Puerto Rico, 1997


  • Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Sub-specialty of Psychosomatic Medicine


  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • American Neuropsychiatry Association; Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Psychiatry Associations
  • American Psychiatry Association; Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Additional Publications

Book Chapters
H.P. Parkman, R.W. McCallum, et al. Gastroparesis: Pathophysiology, Presentation and Treatment, Clinical Gastroenterology. Chapter: Psychological aspects of gastroparesis pp. 303- 313. Springer Science and Business Media. LLC, 2012 (DOI: 10.1007/978-1-60761-552_1_25. ISBN-13: 9781607615514.

Ortiz N. “Behavioral Management of Pain”. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management (Anesthesia Pocket Consult for iPod) by Burkey, D.R., M.D. Chapter 87:pp.203-2004. Saunders, January 2009. (ISB: 978-1-4160-3344-8).