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Robert L Trestman, Ph.D., MD

Professor and Chair
Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Robert Trestman received his Ph.D. in Psychology and M.D. from the University of Tennessee and trained in psychiatry and neurobiology at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He has authored over 180 peer reviewed articles and other publications, and is the senior editor of the first textbook in the field of correctional psychiatry, the Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry. Dr. Trestman is the co-developer of START NOW, a skills-based psychotherapy in use in five countries. Dr. Trestman has given over 150 regional, national, and international invited presentations. Dr. Trestman is the Chair of the APA Council on Healthcare Systems & Financing, is Chair-Elect of the American Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health Council, serves as Chair of the Research Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Research, and chairs the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry’s Clinical Enterprise Committee.