Psychiatry Staff

Dr. Michael Upton (he/him) is a native Vermonter who graduated from the UVM College of Medicine in 1994.  He began working at CAPS in 2005 and continues as a full time member of the psychiatric team.  Dr Upton has special interest in working with students with mood and psychotic disorders as well around issues of sexual identity and sexual health.  His practice is informed by his concern about the impact of oppression on students of color and students who identify as LGBTQ.  He also has experience working with  and international and students from immigrant families.  His passion for anti-racism and social justice work inform his work at CAPS as well as his work with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the college of medicine.

Dr Upton's areas of special interest include psychiatric assessment, medication management, brief psychotherapy, and social medicine. 

Awards and Recognition

  • Jackie Weinstock Service Award (LGBTQ Center 2014)
  • Service to Community and Medicine Award (Medical Alumni Assoc 2014)

Associations and Affiliations

  • UVM Foundation Leadership Council
  • UVM College of Medicine Alumni Executive Council
  • UVM College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Faculty Advisor:  UVM College of Medicine Wellness Committee and Social Justice Coalition
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  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • BA, Comparative Religion, Dartmouth College


  • 802-656-3340
Office Location:

CAPS Redstone