Lee Crandall Park, MD, is a retired psychiatrist who spent more than 60 years specializing in both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. During his career, he has been highly regarded as an expert in the field, having had a significant impact in clinical, academic and research capacities. He is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a published author, and an award-winning researcher.
Notably, Dr. Park studied borderline and narcissistic conditions, the long-term effects of childhood emotional abuse and neglect, interrelationships of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, and the genesis and nature of social, personal and emotional intelligence. This research led Dr. Park in co-authoring “A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families and Students” in 2001, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Park is fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
As an educator, Dr. Park served as a faculty member and associate professor in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University for more than five decades. While positioned at the Baltimore based research university, he also worked as a staff member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic. Throughout his tenure, he served the clinic in a number of other capacities as well, including as honorary staff of the department of medicine, assistant director of clinical services within the department of psychiatry, director of psychiatric outpatient services and the community psychiatry program. Furthermore, Dr. Park served as a physician for the college’s student health service. He has been in private psychiatry practice since 1964.
Outside of his work at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Park took on other fruitful opportunities in the medical field, including serving as a visiting psychiatrist at Baltimore City Hospital (Now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center); an investigator of the outpatient study of drug-set interaction for the psychopharmacology research branch of NIMH, and as co director of the Time-Limited Psychotherapy Research Grant at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
To prepare for a career in the medical field, Dr. Park achieved a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Yale University in 1948. Thereafter, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 1952. Dr. Park is involved with a number of patriotic organizations, including The Society of Colonial Wars, War of 1812, Sons of the Revolution, and the Saint Nicholas Society.
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