Robert McCarley Achieves APA’s Distinguished Fellowship Status

Robert V. McCarley, MD, DFAPA will be awarded the status of Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the association’s upcoming annual meeting next spring and at the meeting of the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physician’s (MAPP) Annual Meeting in April.  Dr. McCarley is the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Maine Behavioral Healthcare Intensive Services including Crisis, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), contracted services at Southern Maine Healthcare and Pen Bay Medical Center,  and at Spring Harbor Hospital. He was employed at Maine Medical Center from 2003-2013 before moving to Spring Harbor Hospital, and eventually Vice President of Medical Affairs of Maine Behavioral Healthcare.  Dr. McCarley has served in a number of roles during his career including teaching medical students as part of the Tufts Medical Program and MMC’s Residents.

Distinguished Fellowship status is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have both demonstrated clinical excellence and

Robert McCarley, MD, DFAPA

have also made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, and community involvement.  Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon members.  “Excellence, not mere competence, is the hallmark of an APA Distinguished Fellow,” sites the APA guidelines.

Dr. McCarley serves as a Council on the Executive Council of MAPP and is an active member of MAPP’s Membership Committee.   He provides lectures and teaching to Maine Medical Center’s Psychiatric Residents in Portland, ME.  Louisa Barnhart, MD, MPH, DFAPA stated, “McCarley’s problem-solving skills and grasp of complex cases were noticed by others and he quickly rose in the administrative ranks of Maine Medical Center.”   She further remarked,  “Dr. McCarley is a person of high personal integrity who will add significant strength to our psychiatric profession for years to come.”

Dr. McCarley completed medical school at The George Washington School of Medicine in 1995.   He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program.

He is a proud father of five children; and enjoys skiing, living with his family and community in Maine

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