Title: Physician (Retired); Psychiatrist (Retired)
Location: Scottdale, Pennsylvania, United States
Marjorie O. Tavoularis, MD, PhD, Retired Physician and Psychiatrist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare and mental health services.
With more than 45 years of experience to her credit, Dr. Tavoularis is currently retired, having excelled as a physician and psychiatrist for outpatient mental health clinics in Pennsylvania and California between 1972 and 2019. During this time, she was additionally active as the chief psychiatrist for various penal systems from 1988 to 2002, the chief of mental health services for the California Department of Corrections and the head of the detoxification unit for Chemically Dependent People in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Outside of her primary responsibilities, she has been affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association as a lifetime fellow and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, which previously appointed her as president. Further serving as the chairperson for her local writing group, Dr. Tavoularis has found much success with her published works as well, having penned multiple short stories concerning the paranormal in “Spookie Stories: Some True, Some Not.”
Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Tavoularis pursued an education at the University of Pittsburgh, from which she initially earned a bachelor’s degree. She continued her academic efforts with a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1966. She concluded her studies at the Institute of Southern California in 1990, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in psychoanalysis. Dr. Tavoularis became involved in the prison system after divorcing her husband of 25 years, as she accepted a position with a county inpatient unit after relocating to California with her children.
Dr. Tavoularis attributes her success to her parents as well as her resilience, her healthy body and her exceptional brain. As a testament to her stellar endeavors, she was recognized as a Bronze Life Master by the American Contract Bridge League and received a 50-Year Plaque by the Westmoreland County Medical Society in 2018. Although she has had many career highlights, she is most proud of raising her four wonderful daughters. Looking toward the future, Dr. Tavoularis hopes to continue writing, publish her second book and dedicate her spare time to socializing with others.
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