Company: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Location: New York, New York, United States
Peter J. Buckley, Psychiatrist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry.
Dr. Buckley always had a general interest in psychiatry. It was an easy decision to go to medical school and pursue his career path. He began his journey to his profession at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he received his MD in 1966. From there, he took an internship at the Dunedin Public Hospital in 1967. Dr. Buckley followed his internship with a residency in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1968 to 1970. To complete his education, he was a fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1970 to 1972. After his education, he became a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Buckley is most proud of being the director of residency training in psychiatry for over 20 years. He trained an average of 40 residents in psychiatry over a 20-year span. Dr. Buckley is also proud of the educational, professional and clinical training and development he has given to his trainees. He began his career at the Jacobi Medical Center as a director of psychiatry outpatient services in 1976 and remained in that position until 1993. During that time, he started working at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1980 as an associate professor of psychiatry. Dr. Buckley remained in the position until 1987, when he moved up to professor of psychiatry, a position he held until 2017. In 2017, he became a professor emeritus, where he remains to this day. During his tenure at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Buckley also held the position of director of the residency training in psychiatry from 1993 to 2014.
Along with his professional career, Dr. Buckley was the editor of essential papers on object relations in 1986 and the co-author of essential papers on psychosis in terms of the nature of psychopathology for the New York University Press in 1988. He co-authored “The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice,” in 2016. Dr. Buckley currently has a book coming out entitled, “Madness and Creativity,” with American Psychiatric Publishing. As a testament to his success, Dr. Buckley was inducted as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2010 and a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has also been listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
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