A psychiatrist with one of the most impressive resumes in the field of
mental health has a new honor to add to the many he has received over the
years. A building at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) is now
called the Herbert Pardes
Herbert Pardes, M.D. (center), poses with Michael Hogan, Ph.D.,
commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health (left), and Jeffrey
Lieberman, M.D., director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, at the
dedication of the Herbert Pardes Building.
Credit: Eve Vagg
Pardes, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health and
assistant U.S. surgeon general, is president and CEO of New York-Presbyterian
Hospital and its health care system.
During his long career as a clinician, researcher, and educator, he has
been director of the NYSPI, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia
University College of Physicians and Surgeons, vice president for health
sciences at Columbia, and dean of its faculty of medicine.
Pardes is also a past president of APA and current president of the
Scientific Council of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and
In explaining the honor being bestowed on Pardes, Lee Goldman, M.D.,
executive vice president of Columbia University and dean of the faculties of
health sciences and medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, commented,"
The state's naming of the New York State Psychiatric Institute building
for Herb Pardes puts into bricks and mortar a representation of his long
record of advocacy for the mentally ill and their caregivers. Having his name
on the building will be a permanent reminder of his contributions to mental
health and his legacy as a leader of the three major organizations that make
up our campus—NYSPI, Columbia University Medical Center, and New
York-Presbyterian Hospital." ▪