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

2016 - 2019

Margo Lauterbach, MD, FANPA

David Silbersweig, MD, FANPA

2017 - 2020

Vani Rao, MD, FANPA

Hal Wortzel, MD, PhD, FANPA

2018 - 2021

W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, FANPA

Jonathan Silver, 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 Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Medicine (COM), is recruiting a full-time Clinician Educator faculty member to join the Neuropsychiatry Program. 

The Neuropsychiatry program in the Department of Psychiatry has an active fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (BNNP), accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) in collaboration with the Behavioral Neurology section in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation. The Neuropsychiatry Program has a close connection with the strong clinical and education programs in Neuropsychology also housed within the Department of Psychiatry, as well as collaborations with neuroradiology, neuropathology, the Jesse Brown VA and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital who all participate in our BNNP fellowship training program. Clinical programs include memory and aging, head injury, outpatient neuropsychiatry clinic, inpatient medical-psychiatry and consultation-liaison services, electroconvulsive therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The Clinician Educator position will be primarily outpatient-based but can flexibly involve other clinical activities depending on the candidate's preference. There is significant opportunity and support for the teaching of BNNP fellows, psychiatry and neurology residents, and medical students, including during the psychiatry clerkship and those on a popular neuropsychiatry elective rotation for senior medical students.

UIC Psychiatry is one of the largest Psychiatry departments in the Midwest, with an excellent General Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addictions, and Women’s Mental Health in addition to our BNNP Fellowship.  We have a strong commitment to providing health care to the underserved populations in Chicago and are well positioned to participate in many new and exciting developments in the area of mental health and behavior.

The successful candidate must have an MD or MD/PhD and should be eligible for an unrestricted Illinois State Medical License, and be ABPN certified or eligible in Psychiatry and UCNS certified or eligible in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. This individual needs to be eligible for an appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in the Clinician/Educator track in the College of Medicine.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.uic.edu, and reference Job Id #119549 and submit a CV and a letter of interest, and three (3) letters of references by 9/30/2019.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Division of Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry Center for Brain/Mind Medicine


We seek motivated neuropsychiatrists to join our Division of Neuropsychiatry at Brigham and

Women’s Hospital. The successful candidate will join our division and will provide

comprehensive adult medical care to patients with emotional, behavioral and cognitive difficulties

in the context of neurological illness. Clinical care will primarily take place in an outpatient

setting, with possible participation in other settings as desired and available. Multidisciplinary

collaboration with other physicians, psychologists, nurses and social workers is expected.

Participation in the strategic development, growth and implementation of the Neuropsychiatry

service is encouraged. Our neuropsychiatrists provide direct supervision and training to medical

students, residents and fellows, and involvement in mentorship and other educational initiatives is

desirable. Opportunities for academic collaboration in research are available. As members of the

Center for Brain/Mind Medicine, neuropsychiatrists at BWH are part of a thriving and

intellectually stimulating interdisciplinary academic community.

Position is through the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization, Inc

Academic appointment at Harvard Medical School as Instructor in Psychiatry or higher rank,

depending on experience.

Training requirements include a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, or equivalent, as well as

completion of a four-year residency in General Psychiatry, and a one-year fellowship in

Neuropsychiatry/ Behavior Neurology or equivalent.

Must possess or be eligible to obtain a full license to practice medicine in the commonwealth of

Massachusetts. Must possess or be eligible to obtain a Massachusetts Controlled Substance

Registration and Federal DEA Certificates. Must be board certified or board eligible by the

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Adult Psychiatry.

Multiple positions open.

If interested, please email letter of interest and CV to: Gaston Baslet, MD, Director,

Neuropsychiatry Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 60 Fenwood Road, 9th floor,

Boston, MA 02115; gbaslet@bwh.harvard.edu

Employment Conditions:


EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization is an equal opportunity employer and all

qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, 

protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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