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Charles F. Reynolds III, MD
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Charles F.  Reynolds III, MD

  • UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health. 
  • Director of the Aging Institute of the UPMC and University of Pittsburgh, and the NIMH sponsored Center of Excellence in the Prevention and Treatment of Late Life Mood Disorders.
  • Director of the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • Chair of the Sleep Wake Disorders Workgroup for the DSM-5 at the American Psychiatric Association.
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease State Planning Committee.

Dr. Reynolds is internationally renowned in the field of geriatric psychiatry. His primary research interests focus on mood, grief, and sleep disorders of later life, with a particular focus on mental health services in primary care, improving treatment strategies, depression prevention, and promotion of brain health in older adults.

Dr. Reynolds has been named several times as one of The Best Doctors in America and is the 2012 recipient of the APA Jack Weinberg Award for lifetime contributions to geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Reynolds has served as chairman and member of several research review committees at the NIMH, as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the NIMH, and as President of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Dr. Reynolds’ bibliography contains more than 625 publications in peer-reviewed journals, which he has written over the past 31 years. The associate editor of American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Reynolds has also served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Psychiatry and JAMA Psychiatry. He has published his work in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, the British Medical journal, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Dr. Reynolds graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia before earning his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1973. He then completed a straight medical internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Neurological Hospital and continued on to post-graduate work in adult and geriatric psychiatry, and sleep disorders at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.

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