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APA Appoints Vishal Madaan, M.D., Chief of Education and Deputy Medical Director

  • August 22, 2022

Washington, D.C., Aug. 22, 2022 — The American Psychiatric Association today announced that after a nationwide search, Vishal Madaan, M.D., will be its Chief of Education and Deputy Medical Director. In this role, Madaan will oversee the APA’s Education Division, and work closely with the APA Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning to provide high-quality and innovative medical education for psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians to advance patient care.

Madaan's most recent posting was at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. He served there in multiple capacities, including as tenured associate professor of Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry; training director, Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program; and founding director, Center for Psychopharmacology Research in Youth.

Madaan has been active for many years with APA serving as the chair and vice chair of the IMG Caucus, the co-chair of the IMG Task Force, and as a member of the Editorial Board of FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry.

His record of leadership includes serving as a member of several committees at the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), including the Executive Council, the Taskforce for Studying Faculty Burnout, and multiple terms on the Nominating Committee. From 2018-2022, Dr. Madaan also served as chair of the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Caucus at AADPRT.

"I am delighted, honored and humbled to join the Division of Education at APA! I look forward to this opportunity to join and contribute to APA’s commitment to education and meaningful learning for all its members," Madaan said.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Vishal Madaan to the APA administration," said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. "Dr. Madaan is an innovator in education with a long-standing history of leadership both in APA and throughout the field."

Madaan completed his medical school from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, MD University, Rohtak, India, and continued there through 2001, completing a Residency in Psychiatry. From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Madaan completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and Residency in Psychiatry at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. During his formative years, he served as an APA leadership fellow, APA child and adolescent psychiatry fellow, and also received best paper awards by a trainee at both AADPRT and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He was associate training director for Creighton/UNMC’s General Psychiatry program before moving to the University of Virginia in 2011.

He has also served as an editor for the PRITE and Child PRITE exams for the past several years. He was inducted into the University of Virginia's Academy of Distinguished Educators in 2015, has received the APA's Nancy Roeske award for excellence in medical student education, and the APA’s Irma Bland award of excellence in resident education. Most recently, he received the 2022 Outstanding Academician Award from the Indo-American Psychiatric Education.

Madaan was honored as a Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association in 2019, and as a Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2015.

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