Ted Stern, MD, FACLP, the Academy’s journal editor-in-chief since January 2008, has announced that he will retire from this role at the end of his current contract in December 2020. By then he will have completed 13 years as the Academy’s editor-in-chief of its journal Psychosomatics.
Dr. Stern is the Ned H. Cassem professor of psychiatry, in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation Psychiatry, at Harvard Medical School; chief emeritus, of the Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service; director of the Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine; and director of the Office for Clinical Careers, at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
A past-president of the Academy (2003-2004), Ted also served as annual meeting program chair in 1998, chaired numerous committees (e.g., Standards and Ethics; Education; Web Site; Fellowship & Awards) and task forces (e.g., Evidence-based outcome data; Practice Management), and served on several other committees (e.g., preconference courses, long-range planning, annual meeting), and as a member of the Council (Board of Directors) for nearly 25 years.
Amongst the many awards bestowed by the Academy and other organizations, Ted received our highest honor, the Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award, in 2008.