Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards

The Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards program allows NAMI members, NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates throughout the country to honor the exceptional contributions that many psychiatrists make to improve the lives of people living with mental health conditions. 

Since the Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards program was established in 1990, more than 1,000 awards have been presented. Many psychiatrists have described this award as one of the most important honors that they can receive because it comes from the people who need their help the most.

All of the nominations are submitted through a NAMI State Organization or NAMI Affiliate office. For more information about NAMI's Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards program, contact Carmen Campos.

The 23 doctors presented with the 2014 Exemplarly Psychiatrist Award winners at the American Psychiatric Association's annual conference were:

California

Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D.
Timothy Pylko, M.D.

Georgia

John W. Prather, M.D.

Iowa

Ronald Brinck, M.D.

Louisiana

Leanne Truehart, M.D.

Massachusetts

David C. Henderson. M.D.

Michigan

Abdallah E. Zamaria, M.D.

Minnesota

Carrie M. Borchardt, M.D.
Kelvin O. Lim, M.D.

New Hampshire

R. Joffree Barrnett, M.D.

New Jersey

Bindu Khanna, M.D.

New Mexico

Gabriel A. Hernandez, M.D.

New York

Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.

Ohio

Brian Welsh, M.D.
Patrick Runnels, M.D.

Oklahoma

R. Murali Krishna, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

Pennsylvania

Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D.

South Carolina

Meera Narasimhan, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

Texas

Michael M. Stone, M.D.

Wisconsin

Mathew McCarthy, M.D.

Wyoming

Mark D. Vuolo, M.D.

Download a list of winners from 1990-2009.