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Robert Feinstein, MD


New York University, MD

University of Michigan, BA, English


Residency and Chief Residency, Psychiatric Residency Training, Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Clinical Biography

Robert Feinstein, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. With more than 40 years of experience, he specializes in psychiatric and medical education, integrated mental health care, psychotherapy, personality disorders, suicide and violence prevention, and community mental health. Additionally, Dr. Feinstein is a professor and serves as the Associate Chair of Education for the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Feinstein earned his medical degree from New York University and attended psychoanalyst training at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He completed both his residency and chief residency in psychiatric residency training at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as the former Senior Associate Dean at Colorado School of Medicine and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training at New York Medical College.

Dr. Feinstein is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and major textbooks focusing on new approaches to teaching, supervising five major forms of psychotherapy. He has won many teaching awards at five different medical schools. He is also well known for his work in personality disorders, violence, and suicide prevention. He has developed a curriculum on evidence-based medicine for psychiatrists that is nationally recognized by the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. In 2017, he published his second edited book with Oxford University Press on collaborative care entitled “Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care.” He is currently editing a new book on personality disorders, also to be published by Oxford University press in 2021, entitled “A Primer on Personality Disorder; Multi-theoretical Viewpoints.”


  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Integrated mental and behavioral health
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychiatric and medical education
  • Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
  • Suicide and violence prevention

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Psychoanalyst

Awards & Honors

  • Former Senior Associate Dean
  • Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, American Psychiatric Association
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Colorado Psychiatry Society
  • Medical School Teachers Academy, University of Colorado
  • President’s Leadership Award, University of Colorado Hospital
  • President’s Teaching Scholar, University of Colorado
  • Teacher of the Year, Awarded at Five Different Medical Schools
  • Teichner Scholar, The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
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