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Robert E. Feinstein, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

New York University


Robert Feinstein is associate chair of education and professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Feinstein is also a psychoanalyst trained at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and is recently a member of the Houston Psychoanalytic Institute.

He was formerly senior associate dean at the Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver President’s Teachers Scholar and director of residency training at New York Medical College Westchester, New York. He has spent his entire career in academic medical education and clinically oriented research while holding clinical, administrative and educational positions at Colorado School of Medicine and in New York and Connecticut.

He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and major textbooks focusing on new approaches to teaching, supervising five major forms of psychotherapy. He also is well known for his work in personality disorders, violence and suicide prevention. He has developed a nationally recognized curriculum by American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training on evidence-based medicine for psychiatrists. He recently published his second edited book on collaborative care entitled “Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, Oxford University Press 2017.”

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 Leadership Award
    University of Colorado Hospital
  • President's Teaching Scholar Lifetime Member
    University of Colorado
  • Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents
    American Psychiatric Association
  • Psychiatric Residency Training Award
    University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
  • Elected Lifetime Member
    American Psychiatric Association