Richard J. Loewenstein

Medical Director
Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
Towson, Maryland

Richard J. Loewenstein M.D. is the founder and Medical Director of The Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, Baltimore, MD, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among America’s 10 top psychiatric facilities and ranked by them as among America’s top 1 % of psychiatrists. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The Sheppard Pratt Trauma Disorders Program includes a 22-bed inpatient unit, an outpatient program, a fellowship program, and research, consultation and teaching components. He is the author of numerous papers and book chapters on dissociation, dissociative disorders, and trauma disorders. He is among the authors of all editions of the ISSTD and Dissociation Guidelines for the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults. He has authored or co-authored standard chapters on diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders, including all of the most recent editions of the American Psychiatric Association Textbook, Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, and Sadock and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the ISSTD and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has received numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He is co-chair of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force on the Biopsychosocial Consequences of Childhood Trauma, and is an advisor to the APA DSM 5 Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorders Work Group. He is co-investigator and senior advisor to the TOPDD Study.


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