John Barnhill

Degree and Year: 
BA 1977
Professional Title: 
DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Medical Ethics; Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Employer: 
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professional Background: 
I'm a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. In addition to doing psychotherapy and running a consultation service fro medically ill people, I have written or edited four psychiatric textbooks. I am a vice chair of the psychiatry department at Weill Cornell Medical College and lecturer in psychoanalysis at Columbia University.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
My English major helped cultivate my writing skills and my appreciation for a good narrative. These are both central to my primary to my main academic focus: to create books in which case studies help clarify psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.