David V Keith, MD

David V Keith, MD
Appointed 10/03/88
143 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
713 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5540

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, 1975
  • Internship: West Virginia University Hospital, 1968
  • MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, 1967

Clinical Interests

  • Family Therapy Families and chronic illness

Research Interests

  • Family systems and chronic illness Doctor/patient relationships

Specialties & Certification

  • Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry


  • Adults and Children


  • Psychopharmacology

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

9/10/15 Family is seen as key to individuals therapy

5/22/14 Relationships in the practice of psychiatry


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Keith DV, Connell GM and Connell LC. Defiance in the family: finding hope in therapy. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner-Routledge. 2001.

Prosky P and Keith DV (eds). Family therapy as an alternative to medication: an appraisal of pharmland. New York: Brunner-Routledge. 2003.

Book Chapters:

Keith DV. The child in the therapist and the old man in the child: psychosomatic symptoms and children. In: S McDaniel, J Hepworth, W Doherty (eds), The shared experience of illness, stories of patients, families and their therapists. New York: Basic Books. 1997.

Keith, DV. Symbolic-experienced family therapy for chemical imbalance. In: F Dattilio (ed), Case studies in couple and family therapy: Systemic and cognitive perspectives. New York: The Guilford Press. 1998.

Journal Articles:

Keith DV. Family therapy, chemical imbalance, blasphemy, and working with children. AFTA Newsletter. 1998;72:21-25

Souid AK, Keith DV, Cunningham AS. Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Clinical Pediatrics. 1998;37:497-504.

Keith DV & Kaye DL. Consultation with the extended family: Primary process in clinical practice. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. July 2001.

Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/keithd