VIP Biography for
Joel Elkes, M.D.
|Joel Elkes, M.D.|
|Title||Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University / Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus, University of Louisville|
|Current Organization||Fetzer Institute|
|Type of Organization||Medical/university|
|Area of Distribution||International|
|University/Degree||Educated in Lithuania and Switzerland; M.D., University of Birmingham, England, 1947|
|Born||November 12, 1913, Koenigsberg, Germany|
|Honors & Awards||Numerous including, CINP International Pioneer Award in Psychopharmacology|
|Published Works||Selected writings, Budapest Peninsula Press, 2001|
|Hobbies & Sports||Painting|
|Career Accomplishments||He has significantly contributed to the founding of the new science of Psychopharmacology, a science dealing with the play of chemical influences on mental life, and the place of drugs in the management and treatment of the mentally ill|
|Work History||He came to England in 1931 and studied medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London. Beginning in physical chemistry and pharmacology, he moved into psychiatry, and, in 1951, founded the Department of Experimental Psychiatry in the University of Birmingham (UK), the first of its kind in the world. Since coming to the US in 1957 he built three major research centers for the Brain Sciences as they relate to mental illness. Between 1963 and 1975 he served as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital|
|Spouse||Sally Lucke Elkes|
|Married||June 15, 2001|
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