Dr. Benjamin Lowenburg

The Listener

Ben is the Senior Vice President & National Medical Director responsible for the development and oversight of the company’s behavioral health programs, with focus on ensuring integrated physical and behavioral medical care for our patients. He brings with him 10+ years of experience in behavioral health, specifically severe mental illness (SMI), addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry, and ACT (Assertive Community Treatment).

Ben is a board-certified physician who specializes in working with people who have severe mental illness and/or addiction, and his work tends to be in high-needs settings and with complicated diagnoses. He also serves as an Assistant Professor at Tulane School of Medicine where he continues to teach residents and fellows. He previously worked as an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team psychiatrist treating people who have SMI, and continues at the Louisiana State Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, and as the Medical Director of Bridge House/Grace House of New Orleans, a non-profit residential substance abuse rehab that treats patients regardless of ability to pay. As a Forensic Psychiatrist, he has experience treating mental illness and substance use disorders in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient, residential, in the community, in court systems, and in incarcerated settings. He is a past president of the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association (LPMA).

Ben received a B.A. in Psychology from Middlebury College and his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Tulane where he served as chief resident before completing a forensic psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.

Outside of work, Ben spends much of his time enjoying every moment with his 3 little boys.  He’s a phenomenal diaper changer, dad joke teller, and is the (disputed) family Connect 4 Champion.  As a proud resident of New Orleans, he can often be found searching out local food and music and considers Jazz Fest to be a holiday.