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 American Neuropsychiatric Association’s (ANPA) website and to our community. ANPA’s vision is to be the professional home for clinicians, academicians, and researchers in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, and behavioral neuroscience. Our core values include working together in a collegial and interdisciplinary fashion to provide a forum for learning, advancing knowledge of brain-behavior relations, and promoting excellent, scientific, and compassionate patient care. Annually, we produce a scientific meeting that provides high-value educational and networking opportunities to our attendees. The content of the meeting focuses on brain-behavioral relationships and connecting those concepts to patient care. The meeting provides information on the latest scientific breakthroughs in the conditions most commonly treated in neuropsychiatry/behavioral neurology, “hands-on” workshops for clinical examinations,  continuing medical education (CME), and maintenance of  certification (MOC) credits. In addition to the annual meeting, ANPA supports the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (JNCN), our home scientific publication.

I want to invite those of you in the behavioral neurosciences, whether in clinical care, teaching, or research, to join our organization and to attend our annual meeting. For me, it has been an amazing 23+ years of having a true “professional home”. The mentorship, the forum for learning and continually improving my clinical skills, as well as the networking and professional relationships that I have received from ANPA has directly translated to better patient care and to my own personal growth as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. I am confident that those opportunities exist every day in ANPA for our all our members. In addition to the many advantages note above, members have access to educational slide sets for use in teaching their own trainees, patients, and communities, subscription to the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, membership in a multitude of subspecialty interest groups, opportunities for service and leadership, mentorship for early career members, Fellowship status, and ability to network with other like-minded clinicians and scientists in one’s regional area. It is really an exciting and forward-thinking group that always welcomes new members. Even if you are unsure yet of membership, please come to our annual meeting and see what we are all about first-hand.

Recently, there has been significant new information come to light on the importance of clinician self-care to avoid burnout, as well as the value that professional organizations bring to clinician wellness. ANPA provides a great venue for that professional self-care. Clinicians who practice good self-care more often avoid burnout, have better quality of care metrics, and are globally more happy in their careers.

As your ANPA president for the next two years, I am committed to continuing (1) to see that ANPA is truly considered the premier medical home for neuropsychiatry/behavioral neurology and (2) to continually seek those opportunities for our collective expertise to advance the standards of medical care for those suffering from neuropsychiatric disease/illness. As we (the members of ANPA) advance our understanding of the complexities of the human brain and its amazing relationships with cognition, behavior, and emotion, I believe we have the obligation to share that knowledge for the betterment of all patients suffering from these maladies.

In addition, I will continue to be forward-focused on opportunities to increase our standing in the medical community. The members of ANPA have an incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise that can better the lives of so many, and that sharing that knowledge is indeed our duty. I believe that one of my strengths is the ability to identify those opportunities for sharing and can make a difference. Furthermore, I am a firm believer that “it takes a village” and that no one person has all the answers – it is through team work, respect for all members and their contributions, and with a common goal that change for the better occurs. I will continue to echo those tenants noted above and to serve my fellow members, our organization, and most of all our patients to be best of my abilities. I am indeed grateful for this opportunity to serve in this capacity.

In summary, please contact us with any questions, look through our website and come join us at our next meeting.

Robin A. Hurley, MD, FANPA

President, ANPA

Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Salisbury VAMC Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Academic Affairs



ANPA Officers

VA Medical Center
Salisbury, NC


Northern Light Health Acadia Hospital

Bangor, ME

Kaloyan Tanev, MD, FANPA - President Elect

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA 

C. Edward Coffey, MD, FANPA - TREASURER

Baylor College of Medicine

ANPA Council Members

2017 - 2020

Vani Rao, MD, FANPA

Hal Wortzel, MD, PhD, FANPA

2018 - 2021

W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, FANPA

Jonathan Silver, MD., FANPA

2019 - 2022

Gaston Baslet, MD, FANPA

Colin Harrington, 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.


The Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is seeking applications for a physician-scientist position in neuropsychiatry and computational psycholinguistics. This is a full-time junior faculty position available in July 2020, which involves 80% research and 20% clinical activities, including supervising clinical fellows in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.

The applicant will be a neuropsychiatrist who is fellowship-trained, board-certified (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), and has demonstrated excellence in clinical care and research. The applicant must have a background of fellowship training in Neuropsychiatry or Behavioral Neurology at a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited program. The applicant must have a background in clinical training with patients with a variety of dementias, including Frontotemporal Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, and typical and atypical forms of Alzheimer’s disease. The applicant must also have experience and expertise in research involving the extraction of linguistic features through machine learning approaches with the goal of improving the precision of early detection of frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The ideal applicant should possess skills including state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) such as word2vec or Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers, as well as experience performing research with neuroimaging data. The applicant must have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated through a strong publication record and, ideally, a history of funding.

The candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills allowing the pursuit of independent research, publications, and teaching while collaborating with colleagues in the MGH Department of Neurology, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, and the Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology. Salary will be at fair market rate and commensurate with academic rank (Instructor or Assistant Professor), experience, and qualifications at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the Department of Neurology.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. Submit CV and cover letter to MGHFTDUnit@mgh.harvard.edu.


Clinical Faculty Position

Geriatric Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is expanding outpatient clinical geriatric psychiatry services and population medicine collaborations with primary care providers for the care of older adults. We are seeking innovative geriatric psychiatrists or specialty-trained psychiatrists with relevant expertise to help engage in and advance these clinical initiatives and to contribute to our Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry of Aging research activities. Geriatric Psychiatry at BWH builds upon departmental and institutional strengths in Neuropsychiatry, Medical Psychiatry, and Alzheimer’s Disease research and treatment, and is committed to the advancement of evidenced-based treatments across the full range of therapeutic modalities. BWH is a primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to clinical excellence, innovation and scholarship. They will be integral to the mission of teaching and clinical training of medical students, residents and fellows. Applicants are required to have an MD or equivalent degree with board certification or board eligible status.

Academic rank at Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with experience, training and achievements.

If interested, please send your CV to:

Nancy J. Donovan, MD

Department of Psychiatry

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

60 Fenwood Road, 4th floor

Boston, MA 02115





Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers with strong institutional commitments to diversity in their faculty. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of conditions of employment.


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