Radu V. Saveanu, MD

Professor and Chair (Interim), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Radu V. Saveanu, MD is Professor and Chair (Interim), the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. Prior to moving to Miami, he was Chairman of The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of OSU Harding Psychiatric Hospital for 10 years. Dr. Saveanu completed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and received his M.D. from Tufts University Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at Tufts University and at the New England Medical Center Hospitals. He received psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Following residency training, Dr. Saveanu held a teaching and clinical position at Harvard Medical School before moving to Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, he served as Director of Residency Training and Medical Student Education at Michael Reese Hospital and on the faculty of The University of Illinois School of Medicine. He subsequently moved back to Boston where he served as Chairman and Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. A recipient of several Teaching Excellence and Leadership Awards, Dr. Saveanu is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Scientific Program Committee and the PRITE Editorial Board. The focus of his clinical research has been on developing effective treatment interventions for patients with mood and anxiety disorders and comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders (such as cardiac disease and HIV infection). This included extensive experience in conducting pharmacotherapy trials for mood and anxiety disorders. He has published original articles, reviews, abstracts, book chapters, and given lectures on the relationship between mood disorders and medical co-morbidities, as well as on various aspects of psychotherapy education