Dr. Diane K. Shrier

Diane Shrier

Title: Physician, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Educator, Researcher

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Diane Shrier, Physician, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Educator and Researcher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mental health.

From an early age, Dr. Shrier knew she was destined to work in a career of service. She began this journey in medicine, specifically in the field of pediatrics, before moving on to child and adolescent psychiatric psychology. She first earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biology from Queens College, magna cum laude, in 1961 before receiving an MD from Yale University in 1964. She spent a year as a pediatric intern at Bellevue Hospital with NYU Langone Medical Center before changing her course to focus on psychology. From there, she completed a psychiatric residency and then a child psychiatry fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center.

Though semi-retired, Dr. Shrier remains committed to helping others in private practice. Working with and improving the health of children has always been at the forefront of her pursuits, and she favors short-term focused episodic treatment as she is able to see results within a few sessions. From 1994 until 2014, she served as a consultant within the Division of Child Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  In the 1990s, she also provided her skills and expertise as a Senior Attending Psychiatrist at George Washington University Hospital and as the Vice-Chair and Director of Clinical Services at the Children’s Medical Center. From 1982 to 1992, Dr. Shrier contributed as the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She was also the Chief of Outpatient Child Psychiatrist at the institution. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant and staff psychiatrist for the Day Care Center with the Family Service and Child Guidance Center of the Oranges.

It was Dr. Shrier’s mother who supported her career in medicine, and she has taken this support to know how valuable it is to mentor others pursuing the field. Her central advice to those she mentors is to remember not to judge others and to choose a specialty. She is proud of many of her career accomplishments, including establishing the Diane K. Shrier Fund for Research in Women’s Health and Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center. Furthermore, she has been recognized on numerous occasions for her work, including two Teaching Awards from the Children’s National Medical Center and the Exceptional Merit Award from New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, among others. Outside of her career accomplishments, she is very proud of her children who have all chosen to work as professionals, and of her nine grandchildren.

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Lifetime Achievement

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