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Laura Roberts, MD, MA

Academic Appointments

  • Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 401 Quarry Rd MC 5719 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-8290 Fax (650) 723-2269
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 723-8290
    Alternate Contact
    Megan Cid Executive Assistant Tel Work 650-723-8290
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Psychiatry Service, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010 - present)
  • Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010 - present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Academic Psychiatry (2002 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, American Psychiatric Association (2014)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Academic Psychiatry (2010)
  • University of Toronto Centennial Award for Leading International Psychiatric Educator, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Centennial Celebration (2008)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc. (1996-present)
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, Association for Academic Psychiatry (2006-present)
  • Distinguished Psychiatrist Award, American Psychiatric Association (2005)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1994)
Fellowship: University of New Mexico School of Medicine NM (1994)
Residency: University of New Mexico School of Medicine NM (1993)
Fellowship: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine IL (1989)
Medical Education: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine IL (1988)
MA: University of Chicago, Philosophy (1983)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Roberts serves as Chairman and Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a nationally recognized scholar and leader in ethics, psychiatry, medicine, and medical education. Dr. Roberts has performed numerous empirical studies of contemporary ethics issues in medicine and health policy and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, the National Alliance of Schizophrenia and Depression, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and other private and public foundations.

In 2003, Dr. Roberts was appointed the Editor-in-Chief for Academic Psychiatry a journal focused on innovative education, mentorships, and leadership in academic psychiatry. Dr. Roberts has recently developed several books, including Concise Guide to Ethics in Mental Health Care, Professionalism and Ethics: Q & A Self-Study Guide, Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, The Book of Ethics: Expert Guidance for Professionals Who Treat Addiction, and Clinical Psychiatry Essentials. She is presently working on International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners.


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