Administrative Psychiatry Award

The Administrative Psychiatry Award was established in 1983 to honor an APA member who is a nationally recognized clinician executive, whose effectiveness as an administrator of major mental health programs has expanded the body of knowledge of management in the mental health services delivery system, and whose effectiveness has made it possible for him/her to function as a role model for other psychiatrists.  This award is selected by the Committee on Administrative Psychiatry.

1983 Psychiatry’s Commitment to Public Service and to Improving Patient Care Walter E. Barton, M.D.
1984 Wives of the Illustrious Milton Greenblatt, M.D.
1985 Courage, Creativity and Cost‑Effectiveness: The Challenge for Psychiatric Program Administration Harold M. Visotsky, M.D.
1986 Management, Administration, Leadership: What’s in a Name? John A. Talbott, M.D.
1987 Administration and the Third Ear Miles F. Shore, M.D.
1988 Administering a National Medical Association: The Joys, the Sorrows, and Other Challenges Melvin Sabshin, M.D.
1989 Can the Public Psychiatric Administrator be Ethical? Roger Peele, M.D.
1990 Strategies of Influence: The Psychiatrist Executive as Political Animal Stuart L. Keill, M.D.
1991 A Weekend with 2,000 Chief Residents: Implications for Training Jack F. Wilder, M.D.
1992 Hope and Morale: Critical Elements in Organizational Function W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
1993 Why Health Care Administrators Should Be Physicians Donald G. Langsley, M.D.
1994 Psychiatric Leadership and Children’s Services: A Shared Past, a Challenging Future Gloria Faretra, M.D.
1995 Learning to Breathe Underwater: Educating Psychiatric Leaders for the 21st Century Boris M. Astrachan, M.D.
1996 Challenges in Providing Psychiatric Services to Hispanic‑Americans Pedro Ruiz, M.D.
1997 Psychiatrist as Director in the Public Mental Health System Stuart B. Silver, M.D.
1998 Follow the Leader: From Institutions to Systems of Care Michael J. Vergare, M.D.
1999 Women in Medical Leadership: How Far Baby? Carolyn B. Robinowitz, M.D.
2000 None given
2001 Surviving Organizational Change Steven M. Mirin, M.D.
2002 Does the Psychiatric Hospital Have a Future? Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D.
2003 Pursuing Perfection in Depression Care: The Institute of Medicine’s Quality Chasm Report as a Model for Transforming Behavioral Health Care (Given at IPS meeting) C. Edward Coffey, M.D.
2004 Public Academic Liaison: Pursuit of Best Practices in a Time of Economic Entrenchment Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
2005 Administrative Adventures in Public Psychiatry: 1967-2005 Gabriel Koz, M.D.
2006 None given
2007 Let’s Lead: From Clinical Insight to Caring Systems Jon E. Gudeman, M.D.
2008 Lecture 10 Carl Bell, M.D.
2009 None given
2010 So You Want to be a Physician Executive Arthur L. Lazarus, M.D., M.B.A.
2011 Role of County Psychiatric Leaders Roger Peele, M.D.
2012 Poverty as a Factor in Social Crisis and Human Disasters Pedro Ruiz, M.D.
2013 Science to Practice: Role of the Leadership in Narrowing the Gap Sy A. Saeed, M.D., M.S.
2014 Administration Advice and Pitfalls Thomas Newmark, M.D.
2015   Herb Pardes, M.D.
2016 Ethical Love in the Leadership and Administration of Psychiatry and Society H. Steven Moffic, M.D.
2017 Managing Up Barry K. Herman, M.D.