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NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists for "Going the Extra Mile" for Mental Health Care

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  

New Hampshire  
Steven L. Cauble, M.D. - Concord  

New Mexico  
Gregory Baca, M.D. - Espanola  
Ernest A. Flores, M.D. - Las Cruces  

North Carolina  
Daniel William Bradford, M.D., M.P.H. - Durham  

Peirce Wood Johnston, M.D. - Cincinnati  

South Carolina  
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  

View Photos from the 2013 Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards Ceremony 

About NAMI

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.

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