APA honors Dr. Mark Fleisher for his contributions to the field of psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association has recognized UNMC Professor Mark Fleisher as a Distinguished Life Fellow.

Dr. Fleisher, who joined UNMC in 1991, will be honored at the APA Annual Meeting on May 20 in San Francisco, California.

Mark Fleisher, M.D.

“Becoming a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA is a very significant honor to me. I recognize it is an important achievement by noting my current Distinguished Fellow colleagues, Dr. Chris Kratochvil, and Dr. Ashish Sharma and other previous department members: doctors Carl Greiner, Blaine Shaffer, Ernie Haffke, and John Donaldson, among others,” Dr. Fleisher said.

Psychiatrists are recognizes as Distinguished Life Fellows after making significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: administration; teaching; scientific and scholarly publications; volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance; community involvement as well as for clinical excellence. Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon members.

Dr. Fleisher is a tenured professor of psychiatry and holds courtesy appointments as professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Along with being named a Distinguished Life Fellow, Dr. Fleisher has received several professional achievement awards including the Frank J. Menolascino Award for Clinical Services to Persons with Intellectual Developmental Disorders from the American Psychiatric Association; faculty election to Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society; and the UNMC Chancellor’s Golden U Award in 2004. He has served as a member of the National Board of Directors of the NADD (National Association for the Dually Diagnosed) for several years as well as Board officer.

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