Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF

Dr. Cliff Singer is a psychiatrist and geriatrician who came to Northern Light Acadia Hospital in 2010 after many years on the psychiatry and neurology faculties at Oregon Health and Science University and the University of Vermont.

He is Chief of the Center for Geriatric Cognitive and Mental Health at Northern Light Acadia Hospital and Research Professor at the University of Maine. He leads a multidisciplinary team at Acadia’s Mood and Memory Clinic and directs the Robert C. Strauss Neurocognitive Research Program, which is the largest Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials program in Maine, with collaborators at University of Maine, The Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Singer has been named to “Best Doctors in America” list by peers every year since 2004, and has received numerous awards for research and clinical work with older adults in both Oregon and Maine, but teaching is his favorite activity.

Northern Light EMMC Family Medicine residents rotate through the Mood and Memory Clinic and gave Dr. Singer the EMMC Faculty Teaching Award in 2016. He is devoted to teaching the University of New England medical students at Acadia Hospital and is also a popular speaker at conferences around Maine.

Dr. Singer’s wife is Canadian, and they spend a lot of time in New Brunswick, and they have daughters in Oregon and Vermont. He feels blessed to have lived and have family to visit in those fabulous places, but Maine is his favorite.

Outside of work, he likes to hike, bike, tinker with old sports cars and be on anything that you paddle, sail or motor on Maine’s many rivers, lakes, and bays.