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Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D. is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Law, and Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He was previously A.F. Zeleznik Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the author of many articles and books on law and ethics in clinical practice and research. Dr. Appelbaum is a Past President of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, and twice served as Chair of the Council on Psychiatry and Law for the American Psychiatric Association. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Appelbaum was the moderator at The Second Curtis Berger Symposium on Mental Health and the Law, "Assisted Outpatient Treatment in Context: Gaining Compliance in the Community."