Robert Hales is an experienced adult psychiatrist who has edited a number of textbooks in the areas of psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and suicide assessment. He provides clinical services to patients with a wide range of disorders, but especially depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder.
Hales served for 28 years as Deputy Editor of The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, and for 15 years as Editor-in-Chief of American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. He has received numerous professional honors for his accomplishments in psychiatric education.
M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC 1977
M.B.A., Golden State University, San Francisco CA 1981
B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point NY 1970
Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1978-1981
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983
American College of Psychiatrists
American Medical Association
American Neuropsychiatric Association
Association for Academic Psychiatry
California Medical Association
Honors and Awards
The American Psychiatric Association's Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award for outstanding contributions to education and career development in psychiatry, 2014
The American Psychiatric Association's Special Presidential Commendation as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Publishing, 2012
The Judd Marmor Award from the American Psychiatric Association for Significant and Sustained Contributions to Psychiatric Education, 2012
Simanek Distinguished Service Award from the California Hospital Association, 2010
Hubbard E Williams Extraordinary Service Lifetime Achievement Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2009
Dean's Mentoring Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2000
Select Recent Publications
McCarron RM, Bourgeois JA, Chwastiak LA, Folsom D, Hales RE, Han J, Rado J, Rivelli S, Scher L, Yu A. Integrated Medicine and Psychiatry Curriculum for Psychiatry Residency Training: a Model Designed to Meet Growing Mental Health Workforce Needs. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Aug;39(4):461-5.
Meyers FJ, Hales RE, Young HM, Nesbitt TS, Pomeroy C. Restructuring academic health centers to advance interdisciplinary collaborations: opportunities for psychiatry departments. Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Mar 1;37(2):72-5.
Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, Roberts L. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Sixth Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2014.
Arciniegas DB, Yudofsky SC, Hales RE (eds). Neurocognitive Disorders in Gabbard GO (ed) Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, DSM-Edition, Fifth Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2014;pp. 947-995.
Yudofsky SC, Hales RE. Case 17.7 Suddenly Rebellious in Barnhill JW (ed) DSM-5 Clinical Cases, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2014; pp. 292-295.
Yudofsky SC, Hales RE. Neuropsychiatry: back to the future. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2012 Mar;200(3):193-6.
Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2012.
Simon RJ, Hales RE, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management, Second Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2012.