submitted by Association Of Kytherian University Professors on 24.10.2005
Dr. Cassimatis is Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (SOM), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). His responsibilities include oversight of the SOM’s clinical affiliations and of the University’s international programs. From 1995 to 2000, he was additionally the senior project officer for the design, construction and staffing of the University’s National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center, which was dedicated in April 2000.
Dr. Cassimatis received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. After completing a pediatric internship at Yale New Haven Hospital, he obtained his psychiatric residency training at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC). In 1975, Dr. Cassimatis entered active duty at Ft. Lee, Virginia, where he served for one year before being transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). He remained at WRAMC for 10 years, serving as Assistant Chief of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Director of Psychiatric Education and Training, and Chief of the Outpatient Psychiatry Service. While at WRAMC, he also completed his psychoanalytic training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Subsequent military assignments included two European tours (Chief, Department of Psychiatry, U. S. Hospital, Berlin; and Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Frankfurt Army Regional Medical Center); and three consecutive positions in the Office of the Army Surgeon General (Psychiatry Consultant; Chief, Graduate Medical Education Branch; and Chief, Medical Education Division). Dr. Cassimatis last assignment, in 1995, was to USU, where he remained until his retirement from active duty on 1 February 2001. Following a national search, he was selected for his present position at USU in August 2001.
Dr. Cassimatis has served on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1999, and is presently the ACGME Board Chair. He is also a member and Past Chair of the Council on Medical Education (CME) of the American Medical Association (AMA), the AMA Specialty and Service Society, the AMA Section Council on Federal and Military Medicine, and the Liaison Committee on Specialty Boards (ABMS/AMA). In the AMA, he additionally serves on the Leadership Group on the AMA’s “Initiative to Transform Medical Education;” as Chair of AMA CME’ s Undergraduate Medical Education Subcommittee; and as a Delegate to the AMA House from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), where he is also a member of the Board of Managers. A Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Cassimatis is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, a Life Member of AMSUS, and a member of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces and of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), the Order of Military Medical Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (1st OLC), the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He has also been awarded the USU Distinguished Service Medal; the Surgeon General’s “A” suffix for outstanding qualifications in the field of Psychiatry; and the Year 2000 “Young at Heart” Award from the AMA’s Young Physician Section, “in recognition of invaluable support and guidance to the Section and young physicians.” In 2003 he was selected PGY-3 “Teacher of the Year” by the National Capital Consortium Psychiatry residents; and in 2004 was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, and awarded the Nancy C. A. Roeske Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education by the American Psychiatric Association.
Ritchie, E. C., Cassimatis, E., Emanuel, R., Milliken, C., Gray, S. H., "The Contributions of Kenneth Leslie Artiss, M.D. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 31(4): 663-673, 2003
Cassimatis, E.G.: Terrorism, our World and our Way-of-Life, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 30(4), 2002
Cassimatis, E. G.: Fundamental Concerns in the Practice of Psychiatry. In Nostos (a Publication of the Kytherian University Professors’ Association), Vol. 1, Athens, 2002 (in Greek)
Cassimatis, E.G.: On the Frame of Reference in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 29(4), 2001
Cassimatis, E.G.: Reality, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 28(4), 2000
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