Member Obituaries

American Psychiatric Association honors the lives and legacies of its member psychiatrists and their contributions to mental health and psychiatry.

APA hosts member obituaries, submitted by contributors. View submitted obituaries for APA members below.

How to Submit an Obituary

Members' Obituaries

Sharon K. Melnick, M.D. (1956-2020)

John Michael Ackerman, M.D. (1937-2020)

Eugene B. Feigelson, M.D. (1930-2020)

Lyle P. Christopherson, D.O. (1955-2019)

The below obituaries are example obituaries of past APA leaders from Psychiatric News for reference.

Marcia Kraft Goin, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (d. 2018)

Robert Spitzer, M.D. (d. 2016)

Paul Fink, M.D. (d. 2014)

Psychiatric News publishes the names of members whose deaths were reported in a regular "In Memoriam" column. Below is a list of links to recent columns.

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