Title: Professor of Psychiatry
Company: Loyola University Medical Center
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
Angelos Halaris, MD, a professor of psychiatry at the Loyola University Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of psychiatry.
Drawing on more than five decades of expertise in his chosen field, Dr. Halaris has garnered acclaim through his unwavering determination and tireless advocacy on behalf of his patients. Bearing a particular focus on the sub-specialization of biological psychiatry, which pertains to the biological underpinnings of mental health disorders, his most recent research has centered on the genetic origins of bipolar disorder, as well as the pharmacologic treatment of depression and other mental health issues. Prior to his current role at Loyola Medicine, Dr. Halaris previously worked as a professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, having served as the chairperson of the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital from 1984 until 1993.
Long fascinated with the inner workings of the human mind, Dr. Halaris chose to become a psychiatrist at an early age, and went on to attend the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, from which he received a Doctor of Medicine in surgery in 1967. Following this accomplishment, he undertook a year-long internship at the university. Since then, Dr. Halaris has been most proud to continue his education by keeping abreast of the latest developments in clinical practice, learning new approaches to treatment, and taking an integrative approach to assessing his patients.
Dr. Halaris has held roles of high leadership at several relevant organizations, including as the chair of the immunology and psychiatry section at the World Psychiatric Association and chair of the task force on neuroprogression is psychiatric disorders via the World Federation of Biological Psychiatry. Additionally, he has maintained his affiliation with such groups as the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association, and has been the editor of special issues for both the Journal of Affective Disorders and the Journal of Personalized Medicine.
Though his professional journey has been filled with many memorable moments, Dr. Halaris is gratified to have worked diligently to apply the latest advances in research toward the treatment of his patients. Restoring hope and a better quality of life to individuals who have suffered from mental health disorders has long stood as his greatest reward. Likewise, he finds great enjoyment from teaching medical students and other aspiring psychiatrists. Witnessing their growth, skill acquisition and subsequent entry into medical practice has also brought him a great sense of joy and fulfillment. Despite having reached retirement age, Dr. Halaris plans to remain active in his profession for years to come.
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