For the past 30 years, Dr. Robert O. Friedel has been the Chairman of Psychiatry for three major universities including: The Medical College of Virginia, University of Michigan and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was also the Vice Chairman of the University of Washington and a faculty member of Duke University. Additionally, a portion of his career was spent as the Medical Director of Charter Medical Corporation serving on the Board of Directors and as Senior Vice President. Thus, Dr. Friedel has both academic and real world business experience.
His areas of expertise include adult and adolescent psychiatry, mental health care facility management, clinical and teaching research. Along with the many publications he has authored, he was the founding editor of Current Psychiatry Reports and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.