Joseph B. Layde, MD, JD

Joseph Layde, MD, JD


Vice-Chair for Education

Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

(414) 955-8992

Dr. Layde attended the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Law School. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

He is a winner of the department's Golden Apple Teaching and We Care Awards, and has won the Medical College's top teacher award: the Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award. He is also a recipient of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law Rappeport Fellowship Award.

Dr. Layde's academic interests include psychiatric ethics and the parameters of the duty to protect the public from dangerous patients.

Dr. Layde sees patients at the Behavioral Health Center at the Tosa Center.

Selected publications:

  • Roberts LW, Layde JB, Balon R, eds.: International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 2013.
  • Layde JB: Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation.  In The Academic Medicine Handbook: A Guide to Achievement and Fulfillment for Academic Faculty, Roberts LW, ed., Springer, 2013.
  • Layde JB: The Legal Framework of Medical Ethics in the United States.  In Professionalism and Ethics in Medicine: A Study Guide for Physicians and Physicians-in-Training, Roberts LW, Reicherter D, eds., Springer, 2014.