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Robert Feinstein, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member
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M.D.
New York University

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Robert Feinstein, M.D., is associate chair of education and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Feinstein is also a board-certified psychiatrist in the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at UT Health Austin, a psychoanalyst and director of medical services for special projects at Integral Care.

With more than 40 years of experience, Feinstein specializes in psychiatric and medical education, integrated mental health care, psychotherapy, personality disorders, suicide and violence prevention and community mental health.

Feinstein earned his medical degree from New York University. He did his residency and chief residency at Albert Einstein College/Jacobi Medical Center in The Bronx, New York. He also attended psychoanalytic training at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He served as the senior associate dean at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of psychiatry residency training at New York Medical College.

Feinstein is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and major textbooks focusing on new approaches to teaching and supervising five major forms of psychotherapy. He has won many teaching awards at five different medical schools. He also is well-known for his work in personality disorders, violence and suicide prevention. He developed a curriculum on evidence-based medicine for psychiatrists that is nationally recognized by the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.

In 2017, Feinstein published his second edited book with Oxford University Press on collaborative care, entitled “Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care.” He is currently editing a new book on personality disorders that is also to be published by Oxford University press in 2021 entitled, “A Primer on Personality Disorder: Multi-Theoretical Viewpoints.”

Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychiatric Association Texas Branch
  • American College of Psychiatrists
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
  • Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • Travis County Medical Center
Awards & Honors
  • President's Teaching Scholar
    University of Colorado
  • Medical School Teachers Academy
    University of Colorado
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Colorado Psychiatry Society
  • President's Leadership Award
    University of Colorado Hospital
  • Teichner Scholar
    American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry