Laurence J. Pezor, MD

Laurence J. Pezor, MD


  • Psychiatry

About Laurence J. Pezor, MD

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Dr. Laurence J. Pezor is the medical director of University of Maryland Shore Behavioral Health. In this role, Pezor leads a team of providers who assist patients in need of mental health and recovery services.

UM Shore Behavioral Health includes the Behavioral Response Team, the Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program, the Bridge Clinic at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, Addiction Services and Inpatient Treatment Services.

Pezor has more than 30 years of clinical practice experience in all levels of care and across all age ranges. His administrative expertise includes managing inpatient services, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospital programs and working with various insurance providers.

Pezor earned his Bachelor of Science in biological sciences, cum laude, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Pezor completed his internship in pediatrics and his residency in psychiatry at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif. His fellowship training was completed at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry; and is a diplomat in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has co-authored a book chapter in “The Military Family in Peace and War.”

Among his many professional positions, he has served as head of the Child Psychiatry Division and as director of Healthcare Operations at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. He also is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda and on the faculty at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif., as a lecturer in psychopharmacology.

Gender: Male

Language(s): English


  • UM Shore Regional Health - Dorchester/Easton

  • UM Shore Regional Health - Chestertown

  • Member of UM Shore Medical Group


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