Pies Succeeds Schwartz at Helm of Psychiatric Times

January 1, 2007

Ronald Pies, MD, has been named Editor in Chief of Psychiatric Times.

Ronald Pies, MD, has been named Editor in Chief of Psychiatric Times.

Pies brings unique perspectives and experience to his new position. He was educated at Cornell University and then continued his studies at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, where he received his MD degree and completed his residency in psychiatry. He has served as director of psychopharmacology and research at Bay Cove Mental Health Center in Massachusetts, staff psychiatrist and director of psychopharmacology at Harry Solomon Mental Health Center in Massachusetts, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine, and clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Pies is a long-time member of the Editorial Board of Psychiatric Times, and for the past year he has served as Science Content Editor. He has authored or coauthored numerous clinical journal articles, book chapters, and books. His books include the Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, Second Edition (2005), Handbook of Geriatric Psychopharmacology (2002), The Difficult-to-Treat Psychiatric Patient (2001), and Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment: A Biopsychosocial Approach (1994), all available from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc, and A Consumer's Guide to Choosing the Right Psychotherapist (Jason Aronson, 1997).

"I am thrilled that Ron Pies is succeeding me as editor in chief of Psychiatric Times," commented John Schwartz, MD, the founder of the publication. "He has made major contributions to the publication since its birth in 1984. He is a clear thinker, a brilliant clinician/scholar, and an elegant writer. He cares deeply about our colleagues who labor each day in psychiatry and the patients they serve. It is an honor to have him for a friend, and I look forward to seeing the enhancements he will bring to Psychiatric Times."

"Dr Pies has been an extraordinarily active and involved member of the Psychiatric Times Editorial Board," added Leo Cristofar, editor of the publication. "He combines a broad knowledge of and enthusiasm for clinical psychiatry with an outstanding ability to communicate with authors and publication staff. His thorough and helpful critiques of submitted manuscripts have been praised by grateful authors and have led to revisions that markedly improved the quality of the manuscripts. His guidance on the selection of topics for clinical articles and news reports has been invaluable, and we anticipate that he will be a major guiding force in helping Psychiatric Times maintain its leadership position among psychiatric publications in the years ahead."

Dr Schwartz, the pioneering founder of Psychiatric Times, assumes the title of Founder and Editor Emeritus.