Barry Blackwell


Barry Blackwell, M.D.                                                                    

1800 North Prospect Avenue

Apt. 15 C

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 239 7900

            (414) 940-0844 (cell)


DATE OF BIRTH:  July 5, 1934


CITIZENSHIP:  United States


FAMILY:  Married to M. Kathleen Eilers

4 children:                    Sarah   1-20-59

                                   Simon  1-15-60

                                   Martin 1-31-63

                                   Adam  11-22-78



1946-1952      Kent College, Canterbury (High School)

1954-1957      Queens’ College, Cambridge, M.A.

1957-1960      Guy’s Hospital, London, M.B., B. Chir.

1966              Cambridge University, M.D. (Post-Doctoral Thesis in Pharmacology)

1962-1967       London University, M.Phil.



1952-1954      Sgt., Royal Army Medical Corps

1961-1968      Major, Royal Army Medical Corps (Reserve)



1960-1961       Intern in Surgery, Medicine and Emergency Room at Guy’s Hospital, London

1962              Senior Intern in Neurology, Whittington Hospital, London

1962-1965       Resident, Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospital, London

1967              Senior Resident, Institute of Psychiatry, London



1965-1966      Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Psychiatry, London

1999-2003      Graduate Studies, Saint Francis Seminary (Religion and Philosophy)




1962-1967       London University, M.Phil.(Equivalent of Board Certification)


1992-1996       Consultant to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Wisconsin

1996-1998       National Medical Director (Northern Division), CNR Health, Inc.

2003-2007       Consultant Psychiatrist to Catholic Charities

2007- 2011      Consulting Psychiatrist, Wisconsin Department of Corrections



1968-1971       Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Cincinnati

1972-1975       Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Pharmacology, University of Cincinnati

1975-1979       Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry; Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Professor, Applied Behavioral Sciences Program, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

1979-1980       Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Wright State University School of Medicine

1980-1992       Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, UW Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus

1992-1996       Professor of Psychiatry, UW Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus

1994-1996       Professor, Department of Medicine, UW Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus

1996-1998       Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UW Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus



1967               Research Assistant, Institute of Psychiatry, London

1972-1975      Director, Psychosomatic Unit, Cincinnati General Hospital

1980-1992       Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Sinai Samaritan Medical Center

1980-1996       Director, Behavioral Medicine Program, Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee



1967-1968       Family Practitioner and Epidemiological Research (with David Goldberg)

1968-1971      Director, Psychiatric Drug Research, Merrell-National Labs, Cincinnati

1990-1991       NIMH Staff Director to the Federal InteragencyTask Force on the Mentally Ill Homeless Washington D.C.(Sabbatical)

2003-2007       Psychiatrist to Catholic Charities Clinics, Milwaukee & Racine

2007- 2011      Wisconsin Correctional Services Psychiatrist.



The Lancet, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of the American Medical Association, General Hospital Psychiatry, Hospital and Community Psychiatry, Journal of Patient Compliance, Psychiatry in Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine.




            BNDD Registration Number, BB8215027 (now surrendered post retirement)




  Ohio Licensure by FLEX Examination, January 1973.  License No. 35487

  Wisconsin Licensure, September 1980.  License No. 2355 (now surrendered post retirement)




1962               Whittington Hospital Research Prize (Barbiturate Overdose)

1965                Mental Health Research Fund Fellowship (Cheese and MAOI)

1970                Taylor Manor Award for Discoveries in Biological Psychiatry

1975                Golden Apple Award for Undergraduate Medical Student Teaching

1986                Nolan D. Lewis Visiting Scholar and Professor, Carrier Foundation

1988                Psychiatric Residents Outstanding Teacher Award

1990                Gertrude Victorson Ratner Lecturer, Evanston Hospital

1991                Administrator’s Award for Meritorious Achievement (Programs for the Homeless Mentally Ill, NIMH)

1992                APA District Award for Community Services (Warren Williams Award)

1993                Psychiatric Residents Outstanding Teacher Award

1993                Exemplary Psychiatrist Award (NAMI)

1998                Grand Avenue Club (Fountain House) Annual Award

2003                Reverend Paul Winchester Spirituality Award (Transitional Living Services)

2004                Mental Health Association, “Unsung Hero” Award

2008                Grand Avenue Club Annual Recognition Award (with Kathie Eilers)



American Psychiatric Association (Fellow)

Society for Behavioral Medicine (Fellow)

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Fellow Emeritus)

Royal College of Psychiatrists (Fellow)

American Psychosomatic Society

American Medical Association

* Since retirement from academic psychiatry in 1998 I have ceased to be a dues paying member of these organizations



            1977-1979      Education and Training Branch NIMH (Site Visitor)

            1979              American Medical Association Task Force on Drug Evaluation (Sedative and Hypnotic Drugs)

            1980              American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Education and DSM III

            1980-1992       Educational Policy Committee, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee

            1981-1987       Quality Assurance Committee (Chairman), Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee

            1982-1992       Ethics Committee, Milwaukee County Medical Society

            1983-1989       Mental Health Committee, The State Medical Society of Wisconsin

            1987-1989       Special Task Force on AIDS, The State Medical Society of Wisconsin

            1987-1993       Public Relations Committee (Chairman), Society for Behavioral Medicine

            1988-1998       Council Member, Wisconsin Psychiatric Association

            1992-1995       Board Member and Chair, Grand Avenue Club of Milwaukee

            1993-1996       Board Member and President, Health Care for the Homeless in Milwaukee

            1997-2004       Member and Chair,  Governor’s Wisconsin Mental Health Council

            2005-2007       Mental Health Advisory Board, Department of Health and Family Services

            2005-2009       Founder and Board Member, Faith in Recovery Inc. (501 C3)


PUBLICATIONS: Over 200 scientific articles, book chapters or editorials in leading journals  and five books.


PUBLIC SPEAKING: Numerous guest lectures, visiting professorships and talks to professional and lay audiences.




Barry Blackwell

April 23, 2015