ABOUT ANPA

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 FROM THE PRESIDENT

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

Robin Hurley, MD, FANPA - PRESIDENT ELECT
VA Medical Center
Salisbury, NC

Jeremy Schmahmann, MD, FANPA - IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
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


MISSION

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

VISION

To transform the recognition, understanding and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

WHAT IS NEUROPSYCHIATRY?

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.


Looking for a Job?

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.eduOriginally posted September 7, 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Position 

Neuroimaging Laboratories, Washing University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Job Summary: The individual in this role will work with Dr. Deanna Green with close collaboration with Drs. Bradley Schlaggar and Kevin Black. We study typical and atypical brain development with a focus on Tourette syndrome and its common comorbidities (e.g., ADHD, OCD). We use neuroimaging techniques (task fMRI,functional connectivity, structural MRI) along with behavioral and clinical assessments to investigate the development of cognitive control and sensorimotor systems, cortico-striatal connectivity, and how these systems go awry in developmental disorders. The successful candidate will take a lead role on a newly funded longitudinal neuroimaging project to study the development of tic disorders with the aim of identifying predictive biomarkers. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to hit the ground running with extant task (specifically cognitive control tasks) and resting state fMRI data in typical and atypical developmental populations.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, or a related field. Ideal applicants will have experience with MRI data acquisition,analysis, and interpretation, programming skills (Matlab preferred), and knowledge of statistics. Additional preferred qualifications include experience working with children, and experience using advanced analytic techniques (e.g., multivariate machine learning, network analysis).

For more information and to apply: Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief cover letter describing research experience and interests, and contact information for 2-3 references to Deanna Greene at dgreene@wustl.edu.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Originally posted August 21, 2017.


Director of Pediatrics and Adolescent Services

The NeuroCognitive Institute, Mt. Arlington, NJ

Job Summary: The NeuroCognitive Institute specializes in diagnosing and treating cognitive, neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders in pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.  We have an opening for a full-time director position providing both clinical and clinical research services to our pediatric and adolescent patient population.  This position blends clinical research with clinical responsibilities. 

Clinical research time is protected, the amount of dedicated research time varies depending on funding.  Clinical research funding is derived from both Investigator Initiated Studies as well as Sponsored grants.  This position will require the candidate to function as a Principal Investigator in their areas of research expertise and, in some studies, as a sub-investigator assisting the research team with ongoing, as well as, upcoming clinical trials at NCI.  

Clinical diagnostic related duties:  These vary to some degree based on professional specialty, but generally includes: conducting neurological, neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental exams, as well as, interpreting neuropsychological test results, raw EEGs, structural brain imaging, as well as, functional brain mapping test results. Training in brain mapping procedures is provided by NCI if necessary. Other neurodiagnostic procedures can be integrated based on the candidate’s expertise.

Treatment services:  NCI patients present with a variety of cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders.  Some of the more common etiologies of these disorder include neurodevelopmental, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, as well as, neurodegenerative diseases.  Treatment related duties are also dependent on the candidate’s training and specialty but generally includes: evaluation and patient management, individual psychotherapy including cognitive and behavioral therapy with patients and their families, as well as, behavioral health interventions, psychopharmacological consultations and treatment, neuromodulation and cognitive rehabilitation.  The position also requires supervision of regional interdisciplinary clinical staff which consists of: cognitive rehab, speech and language and learning disability therapists, behaviorists, psychotherapists, research associates, technicians, fellows, residents and students.

The qualified candidate must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D., with training in the scientist-practitioner model with advanced clinical training in pediatric neuropsychology, cognitive/behavioral neurology with expertise in treating children and/or neurodevelopmental medicine. At least 3 years post-doctoral experience in the candidate’s field is preferred.  Visit www.neuroci.com/careers/ for additional information.

For more information and to apply:  ib@neuroci.comOriginally posted June 20, 2017.


Neuropsychiatrist 

Private Practice, Englewood, CO

Job Summary: An established and growing Neurobehavior private practice in Englewood, CO is hiring a psychiatrist to offer clinical care to patients with neurological and psychiatric diagnoses. The practice currently offers neuropsychological assessment, psychotherapy, case management & care planning, and speech/cognitive therapy services to adults. The patient population includes adults with dementia, TBI/concussion, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, and PTSD.  We are in need of a talented clinician who is able to work with patients and families coping with medical and neurological conditions, who is able to provide professional consultation, medication management, and psychiatric care related to neurological, neurocognitive and psychiatric diagnoses and symptoms.

Requirements:

·        Licensed psychiatrist with a preference for a physician who is fellowship trained and/or board certified in neurology, psychiatry, or geriatric psychiatry

·        Current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Colorado  

·        Experience working with neurological populations (e.g., managing behavior symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Fronto-temporal dementia, post-concussion or TBI behavior changes, neuropsychiatric manifestations of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia, etc).

·        Excellent clinical skills including ease in building rapport with patients and referring physicians

·        Ability to work closely with a team, within a positive and mindful organizational culture, while also operating independently and with autonomy

Position details:

·        This position is offered as an independent contractor role with a fee split based on reimbursement for services. Growth opportunities are foreseeable as the practice expands.   

·        Hours and patient load can be determined by the contractor

·        We expect this position to be in demand by referral sources based on the lack of neuropsychiatric care available in the community

·        The practice will offer a supportive clinical and business infrastructure including marketing, practice management services such as billing, and credentialing.

Please visit: www.mountainneuro.com for more information about the practice and providers.


For more information and to apply: Jennifer Medina, PhD. drmedina@mountainneuro.com. Originally posted June 18, 2017.


Psychiatrist, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Team

Eisenhower Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, Rancho Mirage, CA

Job Summary: Eisenhower Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic is seeking a psychiatrist to work with our Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) team. No prior TMS experience is necessary, we will train interested candidates. This is a full-time position that includes an outpatient psychopharmacology practice combined with TMS. Opportunity for additional income is also available by covering our inpatient consultation liaison psychiatry service. The clinic serves a general adult population and provides medication management services, TMS, and psychotherapy services in an interdisciplinary team model. Our patient population is weighted towards a geriatric population.  An interest in geriatric psychiatry is an advantage, but not required.  Eisenhower Medical Center is a Magnet hospital system in the popular desert resort areas of Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, California. Join Eisenhower Medical Associates, a large multi-specialty medical group aligned with this established, award-winning hospital.  Successful candidates will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits including paid health, vision, and dental insurance, paid malpractice coverage, paid vacation time, CME time and allowance, a 401k plan with generous match, relocation assistance and signing bonus.

For more information and to apply: Maura Fischer, RN, Clinic Administator. mfisher3@emc.orgOriginally posted February 23, 2017. 

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