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Psychiatrist David L. Nathan Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

Psychiatrist David L. Nathan Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
David L. Nathan, MD, has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the organization's highest membership honor. Dr. Nathan will be installed at the annual APA Convention in San Francisco in May 2013.

PRINCETON, N.J. (January 3, 2013)—David L. Nathan, MD, a board certified psychiatrist and Director of Continuing Medical Education for Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the organization’s highest membership honor.

Nominated by the New Jersey Psychiatric Association, Dr. Nathan will be installed as a Distinguished Fellow at the annual APA Convention, which will be held in San Francisco in May 2013.

The APA Distinguished Fellowship is a nationally recognized honor awarded to members who have achieved distinction in special areas of psychiatry and whose depth of knowledge and breadth of skills are recognized and highly respected. These contributions to the psychiatric profession are in five areas including administration; teaching; volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance; community involvement; and clinical excellence. 

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Nathan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently entered the McLean Hospital Residency Training Program of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nathan came to Princeton in 1998 and began his private practice.

In addition to serving as PHCS’ Director of Continuing Medical Education, Dr. Nathan is Director of Professional Education for Princeton House Behavioral Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he remains involved in teaching as a Clinical Associate Professor at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Nathan serves as the Physician Advisor for the New Jersey State Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and lectures to patient groups, physicians and the public in various settings. He has also published numerous articles in the psychiatric and lay press.

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization, representing more than 33,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Physician members work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for children and adults with mental disorders.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing rehabilitation, home care, outpatient surgery, and fitness and wellness services, in addition to behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment through Princeton House Behavioral Health and acute-care hospital services throughUniversity Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP). A University Hospital Affiliate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMCPP is a Clinical Research Affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, an accredited oncology-teaching program of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) and recipient of the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Through a partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), UMCPP offers enhanced pediatric services, with CHOP physicians working onsite to provide pediatric emergency consultation, inpatient pediatric care and neonatal care. For more information, visit

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