APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin Honored During LGBT History Month

Washington, DC – American Psychiatric Association (APA) CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., will be featured on Sunday, Oct. 21, as an icon in LGBT history. Named CEO and Medical Director of the APA in 2013, he is the first openly gay person to lead a major medical specialty society.

Dr. Levin’s role in LGBT history will be highlighted with a profile on LGBTHistoryMonth.com. The site features the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender icons each day in October – LGBT History Month. The honorees are selected for achievements in their field of endeavor; for their status as a national hero; or for their significant contribution to LGBT civil rights. The site is run by Equality Forum and has highlighted icons in LGBT history since 2006.

“It is wonderful to see our CEO and Medical Director being recognized as a groundbreaker in psychiatry and an icon in the LGBT community,” said APA President Altha Stewart, M.D.” The American Psychiatric Association is dedicated to increasing diversity in our field and training psychiatrists to work with diverse populations. Mental health affects people of all sexual orientations, races, religions and genders – that’s why it’s so important that our patients can see themselves reflected in the field of psychiatry.”

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,800 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information please visit www.psychiatry.org.

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