About Cynthia Benton

Cynthia Benton MD - Psychiatrist AustinCynthia Benton, M.D. grew-up in Houston, TX.  She went to college at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where she received a B.S. degree in biology with Honors and Distinction.  While at Stanford, she was awarded the President’s Award for Academic Excellence in the Freshman Year and the Boothe Prize for Excellence in Writing.

She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  Upon graduation from Baylor, she received the Hilde Bruch Award for Excellence in Psychiatry.  She completed her residency in general adult psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, where she received the Simon Award for Teaching.  She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Benton has been active in teaching psychiatry.  After graduating from her residency, she served as clinical faculty at Langley Porter/UCSF in the women, mood and hormone clinic.  More recently, she has been adjunct clinical faculty at the Austin Medical Education Programs where she supervised psychiatry residents in their fourth year.  She also has spoken on a variety of psychiatric topics, including talking on psychopharmacology to Austin area marriage and family therapists in April 2008.

Cynthia Benton, M.D. currently lives in Austin, TX with her partner, their two children, three rescue dogs and three cats.  She enjoys riding her bicycle to work and walking her dogs on the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Call 512-239-8943 to schedule an appointment.