ARLINGTON, Va., May 13, 2013 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor 20 doctors as "Exemplary Psychiatrists" at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual conference in San Francisco on May 20, 2013.
"We are proud to honor these psychiatrists for their exceptional dedication to people living with mental illness," said NAMI Executive Director Michael J. Fitzpatrick . "They have earned our respect and thanks."
NAMI's annual Exemplary Psychiatrists Awards honor psychiatrists who "go the extra mile" in their commitment to excellent mental health care, reducing the stigma that has traditionally surrounded mental illness and working closely with NAMI members in their communities for public education and advocacy.
NAMI State Organizations or NAMI Affiliates nominate each year's honorees.
Francisco A. Moreno, M.D. - Tucson
Maria Isabella Fernandez, M.D. - San Francisco
Ranga N. Ram, M.D., D.F.A.P.A. - Wilmington
George Luis Negron, M.D. - Savannah
Arun C. Pinto, M.D. - Peoria
Anne Hallward, M.D. - Portland
Mark S. Komrad, M.D. - Towson
Steven Sutherland, M.D. - Duluth
Jonathan Uecker, M.D. - Anoka
Garland H. Holloman Jr., M.D., Ph.D. - Jackson
Steven L. Cauble, M.D. - Concord
Gregory Baca, M.D. - Espanola
Ernest A. Flores, M.D. - Las Cruces
Daniel William Bradford, M.D., M.P.H. - Durham
Peirce Wood Johnston, M.D. - Cincinnati
Robert Louis Bank, M.D. - Columbia
David F. Street, M.D. - Nashville
James H. Scully Jr., M.D. - Arlington
Joseph T. Bergs, M.D. - Racine
O'Ann K. Fredstrom, M.D. - Jackson Hole
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NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope.