Philip M. Margolis, M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Active for many years in the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Dr. Margolis also served as president of the Midwest Chapter of AAPL.
Dr. Margolis was President of the Washtenaw County Medical Society, served on the University of Michigan Civil Liberties Board and the U of M Senate Advisory Committee of University Affairs. He was the founder and chairman of the Ethics Committee at the University of Michigan Hospitals for many years. Dr. Margolis was elected to the United States Board of the Federation of State Medical Boards.
He received both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota, did a residency at the University of Minnesota/Veterans Administration and a fellowship at Harvard University Massachusetts General Hospital. After teaching at the University of Minnesota, he became Chief of the Psychiatric Inpatient Service at the University of Chicago and a Senior Psychiatric Consultant to the Peace Corps.
Dr. Margolis was recruited to establish the Community Mental Health Center in Ann Arbor and to join the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. He served as Associate Chief of Clinical Affairs at the U of M Health System. At the time of his retirement, Dr. Margolis was Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Forensic Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry.