Association of Women Psychiatrists Honors Chief of Staff With Award

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Menninger’s Chief of Staff John M. Oldham, MD, MS, has been selected by the Association of Women Psychiatrists (AWP) as the recipient of the 2013 Martin Symonds, MD, Man of Good Conscience Award.
A noted expert in personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder, Dr. Oldham will receive the award at the AWP reception on Tuesday, May 21, during the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in San Francisco.
According to the AWP’s website, “The Martin Symonds, MD, Man of Good Conscience Award was established in the year 2000 to honor men who met the criteria of being a ‘Man of Good Conscience.’ This term was created by Leah J. Dickstein, MD, in 1991 to identify and honor men with professional power who used their power fairly to nationally interact with, assist and recommend competent and willing women for leadership roles and other professional opportunities. It was named after Martin Symonds, MD, who personified throughout his personal and professional life the letter and spirit of this award. Dr. Symonds served as the Chief Psychiatrist in New York City, treating officers involved in domestic violence, served as an international expert on terrorism and made time to volunteer at Westchester orphanages.”