American People

Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

Reference
5.4k views 53 items

List of notable or famous psychiatrists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top psychiatrists born in the United States and even some popular psychiatrists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American psychiatrists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These psychiatrists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known psychiatrist from the United States is included when available.

List people include Charles Krauthammer, M. Scott Peck and many more.

This historic psychiatrists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American psychiatrists of note?" and "Who are the most famous psychiatrists from the United States?" These prominent psychiatrists of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American psychiatrists.

Use this list of renowned American psychiatrists to discover some new psychiatrists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (53 items)
1
Aaron T. Beck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
age 97
Aaron Temkin Beck is an American psychiatrist and a professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, and ...more
2
Adolf Meyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dec. at 84 (1866-1950)
Adolf Meyer, was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1927-28 and ...more
3
Alvin Francis Poussaint is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
age 84
Alvin Francis Poussaint is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of numerous books on child psychiatry, with a particular focus on the raising of African-American ...more
4
Anne Love Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Anne Love Smith Dec. at 69 (1940-2009)
Anne Love Smith was a psychologist and social worker.
5
Arthur Kleinman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
age 77
Arthur Kleinman is a prominent American psychiatrist and is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of medical anthropology and cross-cultural psychiatry at Harvard University, USA. He is well ...more
6
Bruce D. Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is an American psychiatrist, currently the Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, Texas and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ...more
7
Carl Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Carl Bell age 71
Carl Compton Bell is a professor of psychiatry and public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bell is a National Institute of Mental Health international researcher, an author of ...more
8
Carole Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Carole Lieberman M.D. of Beverly Hills, California was born and raised in New York City. Lieberman received her Medical Degree from Belgium's Université catholique de Louvain and received ...more
9
Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
age 68
Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician. His weekly column is syndicated to more than 400 newspapers ...more
10
Charles Nemeroff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
age 70
Charles Barnet Nemeroff is an American psychiatrist known for his work in treating depression.
11
Chris Zois is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Christ Zois is a film producer, writer and film story contributor.
12
David A. Halperin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dec. at 69 (1934-2003)
David A. Halperin was an American psychiatrist, editor and author. Dr. Halperin was Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a published poet. He was the ...more
13
Dexter M. Bullard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
14
Dorothy Otnow Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dorothy Otnow Lewis is an American psychiatrist and author who has been an expert witness at a number of high-profile cases. She specializes in the study of violent individuals and people with ...more
15
E. Fuller Torrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
E. Fuller Torrey age 81
Edwin Fuller Torrey, is an American psychiatrist and schizophrenia researcher. He is executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute and founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, a ...more
16
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Died at 78 (1926-2004)
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, where she first discussed her theory ...more
17
Eva Ritvo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Eva Ritvo
Eva Ritvo is an American television and radio personality, author, and psychiatrist most noted for her work on women's empowerment issues and self-help books. She is an internationally known ...more
18
Frances Cress Welsing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
age 83
Frances Cress Welsing, is an afrocentrist fringe psychiatrist who with her 1970 essay: the Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism, offered her interpretation on the origins of white ...more
19
Frank Pittman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)
Frank Smith Pittman, III, M.D. was an American psychiatrist and author. He wrote a regular column, "Ask Dr. Frank", which used to appear in Psychology Today. During his lifetime, he ...more
20
Fredric Wertham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dec. at 86 (1895-1981)
Fredric Wertham was a German-born American psychiatrist and crusading author who protested the purportedly harmful effects of violent imagery in mass media and comic books on the development of ...more
21
Gloria Johnson-Powell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
age 82
Gloria Johnson-Powell, MD is a child psychiatrist who is also an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement and was one of the first African-American women to attain tenure at ...more
22
Gregory Berns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University.
23
Harry Stack Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dec. at 57 (1892-1949)
Harry Stack Sullivan was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in, and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Having ...more
24
Hervey M. Cleckley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dec. at 81 (1903-1984)
Hervey Milton Cleckley was an American psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of psychopathy. His book, The Mask of Sanity, originally published in 1941 and revised in new editions until the ...more
25
Iván Böszörményi-Nagy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)
Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy was a Hungarian-American psychiatrist and one of the founders of the field of family therapy. Born Iván Nagy, his family name was changed to ...more