ARLINGTON, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor 23 doctors as Exemplary Psychiatrists at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual conference in New York City on May 4.
"NAMI is grateful to these psychiatrists for their dedication in helping individuals living with mental illness," said NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti. "They stand out in their communities and deserve national recognition.
NAMI's annual Exemplary Psychiatrists Awards honor doctors who go "an extra mile" in their commitment to providing excellent mental health care. They are working tirelessly to reduce the stigma that has traditionally surrounded mental illness and working closely with NAMI members in their communities to raise awareness and advocate for improvements in mental health care.
NAMI State Organizations or NAMI Affiliates nominate each year's honorees.
Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D. – La Jolla
Timothy Pylko, M.D. – San Marino
John W. Prather, M.D. – Savannah
Ronald Brinck, M.D. – Sioux City
Leanne Trueheart, M.D. – Covington
David C. Henderson. M.D. – Boston
Abdallah E. Zamaria, M.D. – Saint Clair Shores
Carrie M. Borchardt, M.D. – St.Paul
Kelvin O. Lim, M.D. – Minneapolis
R. Joffree Barrnett, M.D. – Concord
Bindu Khanna, M.D. – West Orange
Gabriel A. Hernandez, M.D. – Las Cruces
Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H. – New York
Brian Welsh, M.D. – Kent
Patrick Runnels, M.D. – Cleveland
R. Murali Krishna, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A. – Oklahoma City
Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D. – Beaver
Meera Narasimhan, M.D., D.F.A.P.A. – Columbia
Michael M. Stone, M.D. – Alvin
Mathew McCarthy, M.D. – Kenosha
Mark D. Vuolo, M.D. – Casper
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness