SARANAC LAKE - Dr. Michael Upton, medical director of the Colby Center for Behavioral Health at Adirondack Medical Center, was recently honored with a Service to Medicine and Community Award by the University of Vermont's College of Medicine.
The honor was presented at the college's 2014 Medical Alumni Association's annual reunion. The Service to Medicine and Community Award, established in 1984, is presented to graduates who have maintained a high standard of medical service and who have achieved an outstanding record of community service or assumed other significant responsibilities in addition to their medical practice.
Upton has been a member of the Adirondack Health medical staff since 2008. After earning his medical degree in 1994, he completed his psychiatric residency at Dartmouth and returned to Burlington, Vermont, to begin his psychiatric practice in 1998. A native Vermonter, his family includes four generations of UVM College of Medicine graduates dating back to the 1890s.
Dr. Michael Upton, center, is honored with a Service to Medicine and Community Award during Medical Reunion weekend at the 2014 University of Vermont Medical Alumni Association award ceremony recently. Standing with him are Dr. Marga Sproul, left, former dean of students, and Dr. Rick Morin, dean of the UVM College of Medicine.
The Colby Center for Behavioral Healthcare offers access to patients seeking immediate expert care for a range of behavioral or mental health issues, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.