Robert Joseph Pary, MD

Title: Clinical Psychiatrist
Company: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Location: Sun City, Arizona, United States

Robert Joseph Pary, MD, Clinical Psychiatrist at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry.

Since 2009, Dr. Pary has held the honorable designation of professor emeritus while operating as a clinical psychiatrist in the department of psychiatry at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Between 1994 to 2009, he served the aforementioned department of psychiatry in myriad capacities, including as a clinical professor of psychiatry, electives advisor, clerkship director, assistant chairman and associate professor of psychiatry. From 1982 to 1987, he excelled in the reintegration and rehabilitation units for the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute as a teaching psychiatrist, an assistant professor, a program director and the director of the training program.

Prior to pursuing a career in his psychiatric medicine, Dr. Pary obtained a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University Chicago in 1973 and earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Loyola University Medical School in 1977. He went on to complete residencies at Tufts University, the New England Medical Center Hospitals and the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Pary remains aware of developments within his field through his affiliation with the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, for which he was active as an examiner from 1987 to 2015.

As a testament to his exceptional undertakings, in 2009, Dr. Pary was presented with the Nancy Roeske Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence from the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed. Recognized as the Faculty Advisor of the Year by Southern Illinois University in 1998 and 2002, was selected for inclusion in the Honored Faculty of the department of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990. Additionally, Dr. Pary has accepted a Junior Faculty Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health from 1983 to 1985, Directors Annual Awards for Excellence from the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute between 1985 and 198 and the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 1994.

Dr. Pary attributes his wealth of success to the support of his wife, as well as his own resilience. He was drawn to the field of psychiatry after working in a mausoleum during his collegiate years, encountering grief-stricken individuals about whom he would learn more. An esteemed speaker in his areas of expertise, Dr. Pary hopes to speak before the International Association of Law and Mental Health Congress in Lyon, France next year while further fostering his interest in art history and psychiatry.

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