Jules M. Ranz, MD
Dr. Ranz is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center and has been director of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at NYS Psychiatric Institute and P&S since 1992.
He is the recipient of the 2013 APA/NIMH Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award
His publications include a description of the Fellowship and its success in recruitment and retention of psychiatrists into the public sector (based upon annual surveys of its alumni) published in 1996. A second article, published in 1997, reports that based upon a survey of alumni's roles in public agencies, medical directors perform a significantly greater variety of tasks and report significantly greater job satisfaction compared to staff psychiatrists. A third article, published in 1998 elaborated on the role of the Program Medical Director, and demonstrated that the performance of administrative tasks most highly correlates with overall job satisfaction. He was the lead author of an article published in Psychiatric Services in 2006, written as a member of the Mental Health Services Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, which utilized APA data to demonstrate that early- and mid-career psychiatrists now spend more time in publicly-funded organizational settings than in solo office practice
As the oldest, largest and best known program training post-graduate psychiatrists to be public sector leaders, the Public Psychiatry Fellowship is frequently consulted by professionals around the country interested in establishing such programs. In response, the fellowship faculty has developed seven core elements which it views as essential for such a training program. An article describing these core elements, with Dr. Ranz as lead author, was published in 2008 in Psychiatric Services.
Dr. Ranz was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Project Renewal in 1995, of PRI Healthcare in 2003 and Chair of the Program Committee of the Board of Trustees of Project Renewal in 2004.
He has had a wide range of experience in public psychiatry following residency training at P&S over forty years ago. He was in charge of residency training in an innovative three year social and community psychiatry residency program, director of a model community service specializing in systems-oriented care of adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and clinical director of an urban state psychiatric center.
Dr. Ranz has conducted a private practice in individual and family therapy since 1969.
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