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

Acadia Hospital/Eastern Maine Healthcare System

Bangor, ME

ANPA Officers

VA Medical Center
Salisbury, NC

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

C. Edward Coffey, MD, FANPA - TREASURER
Baylor College of Medicine
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 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 University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Chicago, IL

 Job Summary: The University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for a faculty member at any rank, and invites applications. As a full-time faculty member, the successful applicant will contribute to patient care, medical education, and scholarship, and join a vibrant, diverse, and distinguished community of faculty colleagues and learners in UChicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago and its affiliates.

A tradition of excellence in patient care, basic, clinical, and translational sciences, combined with the strengths of one of the world's top academic institutions provides the foundation for a career as an academic physician. Clinical responsibilities will include diagnosis and treatment of an adult neuropsychiatric patient population and will work with neurologists and neurosurgeons in our Clinical Neurosciences Group, and serve as Director of Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation Services. Other duties will include training and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows. 

Eligibility and to apply: Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, 2) be board eligible/certified in general psychiatry , 3) have residency training in Psychiatry, and 4) have completed a fellowship in neuropsychiatry or behavioral neurology. To be considered, those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: https://tinyurl.com/y8ncawp9. Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae and cover letter. Originally posted March 8, 2018.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.


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.



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