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Chairman's Message

David A. Lewis, M.D.


David A. Lewis, MD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Thomas Detre Professor of Academic Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Medical Director and Director of Research
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Our Department of Psychiatry continues to excel in its mission of providing superb behavioral health services to our patients and their families; pursuing the development of better diagnostic techniques and treatments through innovative research; and providing a stimulating learning environment for medical students, residents, psychology interns, and post-doctoral fellows.  Our success in each area is facilitated by the Department’s unique and effective relationship with the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), the flagship hospital of the psychiatric specialty division of the UPMC Health Care System.  This partnership, in conjunction with a talented academic faculty of more than 220 primary members trained in psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, social work, education, imaging, genetics, molecular biology, statistics, and other basic sciences, constitutes the foundation for our role in shaping the future of psychiatry and in developing better diagnostics and therapeutics for the many patients entrusted to our care.

I hope that you will explore the website to learn more about our remarkable faculty, trainees and staff, and our many initiatives that are transforming the science and practice of psychiatry.


David A. Lewis, MD