The American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) is a non-profit organization of professionals in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and the clinical neurosciences. Established in 1988, ANPA has grown to over 500 members from around the world. ANPA's mission is to improve the lives of people with disorders at the interface of psychiatry and neurology.


Welcome to the website of American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), the premier international organization of clinicians and investigators in the interdisciplinary areas of behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. 

The ANPA is a unique organization that embraces both the Art and the Science of caring for people with disorders at the interface of psychiatry and neurology. Our vision is to transform the recognition, understanding and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. We are a vibrant and diverse organization whose strength derives from the commitment and enthusiasm of our membership. The fields of neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, neuropsychology cognitive neurosciences and neurorehabilitation are well represented. We also welcome students and trainees and work to establish career long relationships. In that sense, our organization serves as a catalyst for your professional enthusiasm and creativity.

For most, the highlight of the year is our Annual Meeting where we all gather to learn about new advances in understanding and treating neuropsychiatric disorders. It is where science is translated into excellent clinical care. We provide ample opportunities for networking with like-minded professionals. Members return home with a renewed sense of excitement for neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology and new information to improve patient care and teaching.

Joining our organization offers additional benefits. Our committee structure offers opportunities to pursue specific interests and to advance the ANPA mission. We offer mentorship opportunities for early career professionals. Members also receive a subscription to the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, edited by David Arciniegas, MD. In addition, the ANPA website has been upgraded to serve as a resource for members throughout the year.

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope to meet your personally at our next Annual Meeting!    

John J. Campbell III, MD, FANPA

ANPA President 2017-2019 

ANPA Officers

VA Medical Center
Salisbury, NC

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

C. Edward Coffey, MD, FANPA - TREASURER
The Menninger Clinic
Houston, TX

ANPA Council Members

2014 - 2017

C. Alan Anderson, MD, FANPA

Mario Mendez, MD, PhD, FANPA

2015 - 2018
Deborah N. Black, MD, FANPA
Daniel I. Kaufer, MD, FANPA

2016 - 2019
Margo Lauterbach, MD, FANPA
David Silbersweig, MD, FANPA

View a list of past councilors


To improve the lives of people with disorders at the interface of psychiatry and neurology


To transform the recognition, understanding and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders


A scientific field

When used to refer to a scientific field, neuropsychiatry is the integrated study of psychiatric and neurologic disorders. This definition of neuropsychiatry does not connote a particular type of educational background or professional training; instead, it refers broadly and inclusively of the work performed any basic or clinical scientist, educator, clinician, public policy maker, or other individual that seeks to advance our understanding of the neurological bases of psychiatric disorders, the psychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders, and/or the evaluation and care of persons with neurologically based behavioral disturbances. In other words, one’s work can be neuropsychiatric regardless of whether one is trained as a neuropsychiatrist.

A medical subspecialty

When used to refer to a medical subspecialty, neuropsychiatry is one of the two historically separate but parallel clinical disciplines that comprise the medical subspecialty known currently as Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. While the knowledge base and clinical skills of behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists are built upon on the foundation established by primary training in one or both of these specialties, expertise and clinical competence in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry requires experience specific to the evaluation, differential diagnosis, prognosis, pharmacological treatment, psychosocial management, and neurorehabilitation of persons with complex neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral conditions.

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), Columbus, OH

 Job Summary: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is actively recruiting a neuropsychiatrist for a full-time faculty position within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. This is a unique opportunity for an academically-oriented and ambitious neuropsychiatrist seeking to join a robust inter-professional ambulatory program of clinical service delivery, research, and training focused on diagnosis and management of psychiatric symptoms in adult outpatients with neurobehavioral syndromes. Regular collaboration with others within the Section of Neurobehavioral Health (i.e., Neuropsychology and Social Work) plus faculty in other relevant departments (e.g., Neurology) is one of the many perks of this position. Start date is flexible. Salary is highly competitive, with bonus potential and an excellent benefits package.


    • Candidates must have completed an accredited residency training program in Psychiatry 
    • Completion of a fellowship in neuropsychiatry is required. Eligibility for board certification in Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral   Neurology is also required
    • Candidates must be licensed in Ohio by the time of appointment
    • Faculty rank is dependent on the candidate’s qualifications. Early career neuropsychiatrists are encouraged to apply
    • Neuropsychiatry/ Behavioral Neurology Position 
About the Institution: The individual selected for this position will join a rapidly growing inter-professional department that includes 45+ psychiatrists (http://psychiatry.osu.edu/). The OSU Section of Neurobehavioral Health is growing and offers integrated treatment for neurobehavioral conditions (https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/mental-behavioral/neuropsychology-clinic). The Ohio State University is a large, internationally-ranked university with a state-of-the-art medical center and highly regarded academic and clinical programs (see: http://wexnermedical.osu.edu/about-us). Faculty at OSUWMC enjoy excellent benefits (https://hr.osu.edu/benefits/), including tuition reimbursement for qualifying dependents. Additionally, the College of Medicine at OSUWMC offers a unique and highly active mentorship program geared toward career advancement of new faculty members. 

About the Area: Columbus, OH is a vibrant community with a 1.8 million population base and diverse cultural, sports, dining, and recreational opportunities (www.experiencecolumbus.com, http://www.creditsesame.com/cities/10-best-big-cities-relocate-in-new-year/ ). Columbus is home to several Fortune 500 companies, is the most affordable of the nation’s top 20 “tech” cities according to Homes.com, and ranks in Money magazine’s picks as one of the ten best big cities. Columbus is the third fastest growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest and the 14th largest city in the nation.  It is consistently ranked in the top ten in nearly every category—economic growth, great place to raise a family, affordable cost of living, and things to do. Many neighborhoods boast excellent public schools.

 For more information and to apply: Please submit CV and cover letter to Kam Carlberg, Faculty Recruiter, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Kamala.Carlberg@osumc.eduOriginally posted February 14, 2018.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.



Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute, Seattle, WA

Job Summary: This provides a remarkable opportunity for individuals who are trained in neuropsychiatry and / or behavioral neurology to open up and develop a practice in the Seattle area with the prestigious Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute (www.pni.org). The Director, Dr Vernon Neppe is contemplating retiring or moving to a very limited practice in the middle of this year, July through August (or September), and should be available to train a neuropsychiatrist / behavioral neurologist as to how the PNI goes about the several sessions of applying extensive complex comprehensive evaluations.

The following are the advantages of purchasing the PNI at a reasonable price:

1.         This is likely the premium place in Washington State to conduct detailed, complex neuropsychiatric evaluations. 

2.         Taking over as Director of the PNI may be important given its reputation, and Dr Neppe’s.

3.         Most importantly, over a quarter century plus, Dr Neppe and the PNI has developed several specialized skill-sets with some 2-dozen unique different testing instruments, almost all copyrighted. These are all billable. This is transferable. 

4.         This potential to perform a wide variety of different neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological tests creates significant income as well as provides a remarkable opportunity to allow for unique and superb quality evaluations. Training in these evaluations have not, at this point, been available at the ANPA.

5.         Depending on activity, this can generate a significant annual income, such as >$400,000 per annum, even with one neuropsychiatrist seeing patients only 2 or 3 days per week. This is partly because of the evaluations that are done, the templates that are used, and the awareness of good solid clinical practice putting the patients first.

6.         The size of the practice can be determined by the practitioner. It can be one specialist seeing all patients or involve a multi-specialist practice.

7.         The PNI is set up to perform outpatient Home Ambulatory Electroencephalography. Currently, the PNI has been working with a consultant world-authority on the technology at Harvard.

8.         Linkage with the key insurance companies in the state. Joining the PNI makes you a preferred provider with the PNI, provided credentialing has been approved. 

9.         A well set up billing company has been working with the PNI for 25 years. All PNI patients have medical conditions, generally neurological of some kind and billing is in that instance, medical. This billing company used to such bills and codes is important. This will therefore provide a good jumping ground for colleagues.

10.   The PNI has developed into a national and international lucrative forensic practice with an excellent reputation. Whereas such aspects are individualized, this awareness of the PNI on the map is useful and Dr Neppe could potentially assist in this development. 

11.   The location can be flexible as the PNI needs to relocate, as the building has just been sold. This means the practice / institute can be established in Seattle, or at its nearby or more distant suburbs. Because of the nature of what is done, patients come from all around Metropolitan Seattle and more distantly.

12.   The pni.org website is very valuable. Figures vary but it’s worth a fortune based on some appraisals.

13.   The PNI patient population is flexible: The PNI specializes in multiple complex neuropsychiatric consultative evaluations providing tertiary or quaternary interventions on a limited pre-established patient population: These patients can be referred back to psychiatrists or neurologists after that. However, the alternative is a multidisciplinary practice with no other neuropsychiatrists, but neurology, psychiatry and therapy follow up.

14.   A referral base into the PNI and to colleagues out of the PNI.

15.   There was a time when the PNI performed pharmaceutical drug studies. This can be re-implemented. The PNI is an institution with an international reputation.

16.   Seattle has been regarded one of the most livable cities in the USA and is certainly one of the most beautiful.

17.   There is very little competition in Neuropsychiatry / Behavioral Neurology, yet there are hundreds of neurologists and psychiatrists.

A historical background is important: Dr Vernon Neppe opened the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle, WA in 1992, after he had been the first director of a Division of Neuropsychiatry in a Department of Psychiatry in the United States—at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was Gary Tucker’s first recruit. This period 1986 to the present has allowed Vernon to pioneer the disciplines of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology. Dr Neppe also led the first United States and International Delegation in Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology (to China in 2006) and he was then chosen to lead another United States and International Delegation in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropharmacology. This was cancelled due to lack of funding.

Dr Neppe similarly is internationally known and is apparently the only physician in any specialty listed in 5 different specialties / subspecialties by Castle Connolly’s ‘America’s Top Doctors’—Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology, Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychiatry / Neuropsychiatry (he has been listed in this peer-reviewed booking during all 17 years of its existence). He was also listed as one of the few ‘Leading Psychopharmacologists of the 20th century’ (Collegium Internationale Neuropharmacologicum). He also is delivering the Keynote address at what might be the largest forensic conference in the world, the AAFS, and additionally doing a full symposium in Forensic Neuropsychiatry.(http://vernonneppe.org/forensics/http://vernonneppe.org/lfaf-aafs/http://vernonneppe.org/forensic-neuropsychiatry-aafs/ )

For more information and to apply: For more information, please contact Vernon M. Neppe, MD, PhD, Fellow of the Royal Society, Distinguished Fellow American Psychiatric Association, at 206-527-6289. Please send an initial email with your qualifications, licenses, resume / curriculum vitae, and preferably references, to LV@pni.org. Originally posted January 29, 2018.

Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry (BNNP) Fellow 

Departments of Psychiatry & Neurology and Rehabilitation in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago 

Job Summary: Interested neurologists and psychiatrists who have completed residency training and are board-eligible are encouraged to apply. This interdisciplinary program is run jointly by behavioral neurologist Dr. Laura Pedelty and neuropsychiatrist Dr. Mark Wright. The UIC fellowship program is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) and the directors are certified in BNNP by the UCNS; fellows are prepared to sit for the UCNS BNNP certification examination. There is a long history of collaboration among the clinical neurosciences at UIC. Training opportunities for fellows are extensive and include a memory disorders clinic, a neuropsychiatry clinic, a busy electroconvulsive therapy service, and experiences in neuropsychology, neuroradiology, epilepsy, and movement disorders; the experience can be tailored to the interests/needs of the fellow. Fellows participate in a wide variety of didactic activities in psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and other clinical neuroscience areas. Research interest is strongly encouraged and activities can be tailored to the fellow’s interest. Chicago is the home to a wonderfully diverse patient population and several academic medical centers. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an academic tertiary care facility located a few miles west of Chicago's downtown Loop.

For more information and to apply: Mark Wright, MD c/o Lynette Montalto  912 S. Wood M/C 913   Office 130D  Chicago, IL 60612lmontalto@psych.uic.edu Originally posted September 7, 2017.



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