Highlighted current faculty members:
Dr. Kenneth Kendler is the current Director of the
Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.
He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles and has received national and international awards for his work.
He serves as editor of the esteemed psychiatric journal
Chris Kogut, M.D. serves as the Interim Director of the resident graduate program. Dr. Kogut was named Richmond Magazine's Heroes in 2011 for his work in providing access to mental health care in underserved populations across the region. His expertise began in in our social work division within the Department. His enthusiasm for clinical care, patient services and volunteerism is evident in his teaching style.
Dr. Susan Kornstein is Executive Director of the
VCU Mood Disorders Institute.
She is recognized as a pioneer in gender and psychopharmacology research.
She is also an expert in depression and anxiety. She serves as the current editor in chief of
The Journal of Women's Health.
Dr. James Levenson is the Chair of our Division of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry.
He is the editor of the
American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine.
He is also a deputy editor of the journal Psychosomatics.
Michael Neale, Ph.D. is an expert in statistical modeling and psychiatric genetics at the Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Dr. Neale has won numerous research awards for his work in twin studies and addictions disorders. He collaborates with researchers across both campuses and across the globe, most recently he partnered with a researcher in a bone marrow study at VCU’s Massey Cancer Center.
Joel Silverman, M.D., James Asa Shield Endowed Professor is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He began his career as fellow in our Department. He has served as Chair of the Residency Review Committee in Psychiatry, ACGME, won the Outstanding Teaching Award in Behavioral Science at VCU multiple years in his career and was named one of Richmond’s Top Docs as recently as 2011. Dr. Silverman still rounds in the ER on weekends, he has a large clinical practice and is a national expert in forensic psychiatry.
Arandhana (Bela) Sood, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children is a member of the National Society of Professors for Child and Adolsecent Psychiatry and a member, National Psychiatry Residency Review Committee. Bela is a national expert in children’s mental health. She still sees patients daily and brings innovative research and educational expertise to our department.
We are proud to have over 150 distinguished full time faculty, clinical faculty and alumni who assist in resident training and mentoring, making our program one the most robust in the nation.
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