The ANPA condemns injustice and deplores the pernicious impact of systematic racism on the patients we serve. Since its inception over 30 years ago the ANPA and, most especially the patients served, have benefited from the diversity of its membership - the ANPA has members spanning the globe committed to the wellbeing of all communities.   Our mission of improving the lives of people with neuropsychiatric disorders allows ANPA to address the societal inequities that are barriers to good health and well-being.  We stand with those who express outrage overinstitutionalized racism and police brutality, and add our voice to the demand for social justice for all people, now.  The ANPA is committed to caring for the mental and physical health of all people regardless of race, religion, gender or nationality.  


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.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Cognitive/Behavioral Neurologist

For over 140 years, the UNC School of Medicine has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians by providing leadership and excellence in patient care, education, and research. For more information visit:

The Department of Neurology at UNC

The School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is consistently rated among the top public academic research medical centers in the United States. The Department of Neurology provides the neurological expertise to support the School’s three-part mission of teaching, research, and patient care. The Department has more than 45 faculty with broad subspecialty representation in epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, pediatric neurological disorders, behavioral neurology, and dementia.

Cognitive/Behavioral Neurologist – The UNC Division of Cognitive Neurology/Memory Disorders is seeking a full-time faculty member.  This is a fixed-term appointment at the Assistant Professor to Full Professor level.  This academic appointment requires providing tertiary clinical services, participating in clinical research activities, and teaching residents, fellows, and medical students the principles of cognitive and behavioral neurology. The primary responsibility will be evaluating and managing patients across the spectrum of neurocognitive disorders in the UNC Memory Disorders Clinic. Clinical responsibilities will also include rotations on the Neurology Consult service and staffing the Neurology Resident Clinic. Our expanding Division includes 3 neurologists, 2 APPs, a neuropsychologist and dedicated nursing and psychometry support. A wealth of research opportunities are provided by established programs in NIH-sponsored research consortia participation involving Dementia with Lewy bodies and Frontotemporal Degeneration. The division has also been designated a Research Center of Excellence by the Lewy Body Dementia Association. An expanding portfolio of clinical trial opportunities in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, several collaborations with a robust and research-intensive Division of Geriatrics, and access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities.  Dedicated teaching at all levels and participation in clinical research and extramural scholarly activities is expected.  

Income Package:  A negotiable income package is offered and is based upon Academic rank and level of Academic experience. UNC offers a superior benefits and retirement program along with relocation and other incentives.

Position Requirements - To qualify candidates must possess Candidate should possess an M.D. or equivalent degree and have completed both a ACGME certified Neurology residency and a Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Geriatric Neurology, or equivalent Fellowship. The candidate must also be able to obtain/hold a North Carolina medical license.    **A sub-specialty research interest is highly desirable**

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Interested candidates should submit a current/updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Skott Harrington via email,  Please be sure to include a preferred contact method.

UNC at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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


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.

Vacancy Announcement - Assistant Professor of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer Center

The Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting a Behavioral Neurologist to join the Division of Behavior and Cognitive Neurology as an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Clinician Educator track. The ideal candidate is dedicated to building a translational clinical research program, working as an integral member of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer Center, and supporting the clinical efforts of the Department of Neurology. The candidate will be a leader in trans-departmental, and trans-institutional initiatives that focus on discovering novel Alzheimer Disease (AD) treatments, thus must be dedicated to a career in clinical research.

The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer Center is committed to providing a collaborative and supportive environment for the candidate. The National Institute on Aging recently awarded an exploratory Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The candidate will be afforded a balance between clinical and research time to develop as a clinician investigator, and work alongside the VMAC leadership towards this designation.

It is expected that the candidate will act as a site investigator of early and late phase clinical trials in AD, as well as longitudinal observational studies, and lead an integral role in an interdisciplinary team designing future interventions for AD and related dementias. Participation in NIH-funded studies will be facilitated by the collaborative cognitive aging investigative group, that includes a diverse team composed of broad expertise.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

Position Requirements

Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in neurology, have fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology or Neuropsychiatry, and must be able to obtain medical licensure in the State of Tennessee.

Application Details

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a concise, 2-page statement summarizing their interests to:

David Charles, MD

Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology

Please visit us online to learn information about the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center (, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Neurology (, and the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (

Dementia Specialist (Neuropsychiatry / Behavioral Neurology) – Seattle Eastside

EvergreenHealth is currently recruiting a full-time Neurologist or Psychiatrist with fellowship training in Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Neurology to join our exceptional and growing Neurology team at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, WA. 

This position features:

  • o   Work directly with our current dementia specialist and neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Ghomi who is faculty in neurology at University of Washington and working on a number of research studies in addition to his clinic seeing a wide variety of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • o   Become a part of EvergreenHealth’s Regional Neuroscience Institute
  • o   Position is flexible with FTE with at least half-time commitment.
  • o   Exceptional Neurology Care team.
  • o   Supported by a team of excellent Neuropsychologists, nurses, MAs, social workers, and outstanding support staff.
  • o   Opportunity to participate in our active clinical trial program, which includes both pharma-sponsored and investigator-initiated trials. We are actively recruiting and starting new trials focused on dementia.
  • o   Leading Puget Sound area compensation and benefit package
  • o   Sign on bonus and relocation assistance is available

EvergreenHealth is a physician led, integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. A staff of 5,000 provides clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care, infectious disease and travel medicine, and home care and hospice services.

Our EvergreenHealth Medical Group, a 300+ member physician multispecialty group, provides 13 primary care clinics, three emergency cares, five urgent cares and 25 specialty care practices located throughout our service area.

Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining and boutique shopping. Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle, no other city in the Puget Sound region has as many waterfront parks and beaches as Kirkland.

Please reach out to Dr. Ghomi directly to discuss the opportunity.

Reza Hosseini Ghomi, MD, MSE

Neuropsychiatrist, EvergreenHealth

Faculty, Department of Neurology & Institute for Neuroengineering

Affiliate, eScience Institute, University of Washington


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