APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin Receives Honorary Fellowship Award from Royal College of Psychiatrists

LONDON, United Kingdom — American Psychiatric Association CEO and Medical Director Saul M. Levin, M.D., M.P.A., was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Psychiatrists during the College’s International Congress last week. Each year the President and the nomination committee nominates up to five Honorary fellows from its members.

Prof. Levin received his medical degree in 1982 from the University Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the UC Davis Medical Center and worked as a special expert appointee for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Since 2013, he has been CEO and Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association.

The Honorary Fellowship award is the highest accolade that the College can give members and is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a distinguished service to humanity in relation to the study of psychiatry and prevention or treatment of mental illness or psychiatry throughout their careers.

“I am deeply honored and privileged to have received this Honorary Fellowship,” Levin said. “The Royal College of Psychiatrists is such an important partner in all our efforts to promote psychiatry and mental health around the world, so this award is particularly meaningful to me. I look forward to our continued collaborative efforts to provide equity and esteem to people with mental illness, humane care and effective treatment.”

“We congratulate Dr. Levin on this tremendous honor,” said APA President Bruce Schwartz, M.D. “This reflects not just on his record as an advocate for mental health, but also on his unwavering commitment to international partnerships in psychiatry.”

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom.

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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 38,500 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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