Margaret (Meg) M. Benningfield, M.D.

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University

Margaret (Meg) M. Benningfield, M.D. Alumni (2009 - 2011)


Dr. Meg Benningfield joined the faculty of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University in 2008. She provides inpatient and outpatient consultation to pediatrics. She also serves as a psychiatric consultant at the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody. She is pursuing research in adolescent substance use with a particular interest in developing strategies for prevention of long term consequences of addiction.


* MD, Vanderbilt University
* BA, Washington University

Postgraduate Training

* Resident in Adult Psychiatry, Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals
* Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cambridge Hospital

Areas of Clinical Expertise

* Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Research interests

* Impact of addiction on parenting and early attachment.
* Adolescent substance use and substance use disorders.
* Family involvement in treatment of substance use disorders.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1601 23rd Avenue South, VPH3060
Nashville, TN 37212


(615) 322-3142


(615) 327-7136


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