"All of us who knew and worked with Mel are feeling a professional and institutional loss, but also a personal loss," said
former APA President Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D., who worked for Sabshin as deputy medical director of APA for 18 years. "A brilliant
strategist, his outstanding leadership had a profound impact on our profession both here and abroad. In addition to his political
wisdom, and clinical acumen, Mel was a marvelous mentor who adopted a generation of psychiatrists and encouraged and inspired
them in their careers, while strengthening the science, education, and care in our field."