James H. Gilfoil, MD

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Practice Philosophy

My practice consists of psychotherapy and medication, if indicated. I see people who are struggling with various issues in their lives--be they anxiety, depression, or relationship problems-- and I attempt to help them resolve those issues so that they feel healthier and happier. Toward those ends, the patient and I establish some goals early on to help direct that process. Our work together is one of exploration and understanding to facilitate the necessary changes that need to take place.

Practice Name
  • Gilfoil, James H., M.D.
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Locations and Appointments

864 County Line Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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About James H. Gilfoil, MD

I was born and raised in rural Louisiana, and I attended LSU on a football scholarship. I attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, graduating in 1972. Then, I made the big step coming to the North for my residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. My wife and I fell in love with the Philadelphia area, and we decided to stay here after completion of my residency.

For the first few years in practice, I had a part-time private practice and a part-time job at Hall Mercer at Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1980, I went to full time private practice at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1987, I joined the staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital, and I relocated my practice to Bryn Mawr, where it still remains.

I'm a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. As noted in my personal philosophy, I treat people with Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders, and also, those who are experiencing problems in their relationships with their spouse or partner, parents, or children.

  • Years of Experience: 45
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Psychiatry Board certified since 1978
Child Psychiatry Board certified since 1992
Primary Affiliation


Medical school
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Philadelphia General Hospital
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

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