Laurel Bessey, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Associate Program Director for Psychiatry Residency Program

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Laurel J. Bessey

Laurel Bessey

Laurel Bessey, MD completed her undergraduate degree, medical school degree as well as her psychiatry residency training at the University of Wisconsin.  She enjoys working in the outpatient setting working with adults to evaluate and treat a broad range of mental health concerns.  Dr. Bessey also has a passion for medical education taking an active role in teaching medical students and residents as an Associate Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency.


  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Personality disorders
  • Geriatric mental health