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Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

Updated October 13, 2018 6.4k views53 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.

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    Aaron T. Beck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Aaron Temkin Beck is an American psychiatrist and a professor emeritus in the department of... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Adolf Meyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Adolf Meyer

    Dec. at 84 (1866-1950)

    BirthplaceSwitzerland, European Free Trade Association, Zurich District, Niederweningen, Dielsdorf district

    Adolf Meyer (September 13, 1866 – March 17, 1950) was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alvin Francis Poussaint is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York

    Alvin Francis Poussaint, M. D. is an American psychiatrist well known for his research on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 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)

    BirthplaceGreenock, United Kingdom

    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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Arthur Michael Kleinman (born March 11, 1941) is an American psychiatrist and a professor of... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Bruce D. Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
    Bruce D. Perry is an American psychiatrist, currently the Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Carl Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Carl Bell

    Age: 72
    Carl Compton Bell (October 28, 1947 – August 2, 2019) was an American professor of psychiatry... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Carole Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
    Carole Lieberman of Beverly Hills, California is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, author,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Charles Krauthammer (; March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Charles Nemeroff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    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 L. Zois is an author of two short-term therapy books.
  • 12
    David A. Halperin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    David A. Halperin

    Dec. at 69 (1934-2003)
    David A. Halperin was an American psychiatrist, editor and author. Dr. Halperin was Associate... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    E. Fuller Torrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    E. Fuller Torrey

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceUtica, New York

    Edwin Fuller Torrey (born September 6, 1937), is an American psychiatrist and schizophrenia... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    Age: Died at 78 (1926-2004)

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Frances Cress Welsing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Frances Luella Welsing (née Cress; March 18, 1935 – January 2, 2016) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Frank Pittman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Frank Pittman

    Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)
    Frank Smith Pittman, III, M.D. (1935 – November 24, 2012) was an American psychiatrist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Fredric Wertham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Fredric Wertham

    Dec. at 86 (1895-1981)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Fredric Wertham (; March 20, 1895 – November 18, 1981) was a German-American psychiatrist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Gloria Johnson-Powell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
    Gloria Johnson-Powell (born Gloria Johnson, 1936 – October 11, 2017) was a child psychiatrist... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Gregory Berns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States
    Gregory S. Berns is an American neuroeconomist, neuroscientist, professor of psychiatry,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Harry Stack Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Harry Stack Sullivan

    Dec. at 57 (1892-1949)

    BirthplaceNorwich, New York

    Herbert "Harry" Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892, Norwich, New York – January 14, 1949,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Hervey M. Cleckley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Hervey M. Cleckley

    Dec. at 81 (1903-1984)

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    Hervey Milton Cleckley (1903 – January 28, 1984) was an American psychiatrist and pioneer in... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Iván Böszörményi-Nagy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

    Iván Böszörményi-Nagy

    Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest

    Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy (May 19, 1920 – January 28, 2007) was a Hungarian-American psychiatrist... more on Wikipedia
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