Robert Michels, M.D., Walsh McDermott University Professor of Medicine, Cornell University, and University Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, is a nationally prominent psychiatrist. He served as the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Cornell University Medical College and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University from 1991 to 1996. He served as the Barklie McKee Henry Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief of The New York Hospital, Payne Whitney Clinic and Westchester Division from 1974 to 1991. He is a past President of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, past President of the American Association of Chairmen of Departments of Psychiatry, and a former member of the Board on Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine. Dr. Michels is a training analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He serves on the Board on Professional Standards of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has been a Fellow of The Hastings Center since 1970, where he was Secretary from 1972-1977 and was a member of their Board of Directors from 1993-2007. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Michels trained in Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute and in Psychoanalysis at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is the author of more than 300 scientific articles. Dr. Michels is Joint Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Deputy Editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry, and is or has been a member of several editorial boards includingThe New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychiatry, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and The Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research.