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William R. Dubin, MD


William R. Dubin, MD


Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Chief Medical Officer, Episcopal Hospital

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Telephone:  215-707-0391

Email: dubinwr@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science


Educational Background:


Undergraduate degree, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 1970


MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1974


Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1977


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clinical Interests:

  • Aggression management
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry

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board certifications:


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1979
  • Added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry, 2001-2011

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professional affiliations:


American Psychiatric Association

  • Corresponding Member, The Committee on Managed Care, 1996-1997
  • Task Force on Current and Future Influence of Psychiatry by Private Corporations, 1993-1994
  • Task Force on Local Arrangements for Annual APA Meeting, 1992-1994
  • Member, Committee on Quality Assurance, 1991-1996
  • Chairman, Task Force on Clinician Safety, 1988-1993
  • Member, Hsopital and Community Psychiatry Local Advisory Committee for the Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 1989
  • Member, Subcommittee on Patient Management Problems for Module B of the 6th Edition of the PKSAP, 1986
  • Member, Committee on Self-Study Materials, 1979-1988
  • APA Representative, National Board of Medical Examiners Meeting, Philadelphia, March 1979

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society

  • Member, Third Party Payers Committee, 2000
  • Representative, Highmark Advisory Task Force, 1997-1998
  • President, 1996-1997
  • President-Elect, 1995-1996
  • Vice President, 1994-1995
  • Secretary, 1993-1994
  • Treasurer, 1992-1993
  • Co-Chair, Third Party Payers Committee, 1991-1992
  • Member, Third Party Payers Committee, 1988-1991
  • Member, Membership Committee, 1981-present
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Psychiatric Services, 1981

Philadelphia Psychiatric Society

  • Councilor, 1999-present
  • Chairman, Managed Care Committee, 1991-1993
  • Councilor, 1990-1991
  • President, 1989-1990
  • President-Elect, 1988-1989
  • Vice President, 1987-1988
  • Treasurer, 1985-1987
  • Secretary, 1984-1985
  • Chairman, Membership Committee, 1982-1984

Pennsylvania Medical Society

  • Council on Education and Science, 1994-1995

Philadelphia County Medical Society


American College of Psychiatrists

  • Continuing Education Committee, 1999-present
  • Awards Committee, 1993-1995
  • Chairman, Committee on Videotapes, 1984

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books/book chapters:




Lion JR, Dubin WR, Futrell G (eds).  Creating a Secure Workplace:  Effective Policies and Practices in Healthcare.  American Hospital Publishing, Inc., Chicago, 1996.


Dubin WR, Weiss KJ.  Handbook of Psychiatric Emergencies.  Springhouse Corporation, Springhouse, PA, 1991.


Book Chapters:


Dubin, WR, Ning A: “Violence Toward Mental Health Professionals” in Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management edited by Simon RI and Tardiff K, American Psychiatric Publishing Inc, Washington, DC, 2008, pp 461-481.


Slaby AE, Dubin WR, Baron DA.  Other Psychiatric Emergencies.  In:  Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 8th ed., Vol. 2.  Sadock BJ, Sadock VA (eds).  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp. 2453-2471, 2005.


Dubin WR.  Clinician Safety.  In:  Medical Management of the Violent Patient:  Clinical Assessment and Therapy.  Tardiff K (ed).  Marcal Dekker, Inc., New York, 1999.


Dubin WR, Hatti S.  Developing a Continuum of Care:  The Treatment Paradigm for the 21st Century.  In:  Behavioral Health Services Delivery:  Models and Methods.  Boruch F (ed).  The American College of Physician Executives, Tampa, FL, 1998.


Dubin WR.  Management and Treatment of Violent Patients.  In:  Directions in Psychiatry.  Flach F (ed), Vol. 17.  The Hatherleigh Co., New York, 1997.


Dubin WR.  Can Providers and Payers Collaborate?  In:  Controversies in Managed Mental Health Care.  Lazarus A (ed).  American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC, 1996.


Dubin WR, Lion JR.  Violence Against the Medical Profession.  In:  Creating a Secure Workplace:  Effective Policies and Practices in Healthcare.  Lion JR, Dubin WR, Futrell G (eds).  American Hospital Publishing, Inc., Chicago, 1996.


Dubin WR.  Assaults with Weapons.  In:  Patient Violence and the Clinician.  Eichelman BS, Hartwig AC.  American Psychiatric Press, 1995.


Dubin WR.  Psychiatric Emergencies:  Recognition and Management.  In:  Clinical Psychiatry for Medical Students, 2nd ed.  Stoudemire A (ed).  J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26122355. Kovach JG, Combs CJ, Singh H, Dubin WR, Psychiatry Resident Quality of Life. Acad Psychiatry :()2015 Jun 30

25424637. Kovach JG, Dubin WR, Combs CJ, Use and characterization of personal psychotherapy by psychiatry residents. Acad Psychiatry 39:1(99-103)2015 Feb

25008313. Kovach JG, Dubin WR, Combs CJ, Psychotherapy Training: Residents' Perceptions and Experiences. Acad Psychiatry 39:5(567-74)2015 Oct

19182563. Julius RJ, Novitsky MA Jr, Dubin WR, Medication adherence: a review of the literature and implications for clinical practice. J Psychiatr Pract 15:1(34-44)2009 Jan

18212181. Bizamcer AN, Dubin WR, Hayburn B, Olfactory reference syndrome. Psychosomatics 49:1(77-81)2008 Jan-Feb

17189743. Ladavac AS, Dubin WR, Ning A, Stuckeman PA, Emergency management of agitation in pregnancy. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:1(39-41)2007 Jan-Feb

16088021. Zitek B, Lewis R, O'Donnell J, Dubin WR, Assessment and management of patients who make threats against the president in the psychiatric emergency service. Psychiatr Serv 56:8(1017-20)2005 Aug

16088006. Ning A, Dubin WR, Parks JJ, Pharmacy costs: finding a role for quality. Psychiatr Serv 56:8(909-11)2005 Aug

15534007. Gottlieb D, Dubin WR, Ning A, Gardiner GC, Improving psychiatric drug benefit management: IV. Experiences of a pharmacy advisory committee. Psychiatr Serv 55:11(1210-2)2004 Nov

8889135. Brown GP, Dubin WR, Lion JR, Garry LJ, Threats against clinicians: a preliminary descriptive classification. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law 24:3(367-76)1996

10127507. Dubin WR, Clinician safety. A synopsis of the report of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Clinician Safety. Bull Am Coll Surg 78:8(9-14)1993 Aug

1285792. Jaffe R, Dubin WR, Oral versus intravenous caffeine augmentation of ECT. Am J Psychiatry 149:11(1610)1992 Nov

1607587. Dubin WR, Jaffe R, Roemer R, Siegel L, Shoyer B, Venditti ML, The efficacy and safety of maintenance ECT in geriatric patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 40:7(706-9)1992 Jul

24430517. Fink D, Shoyer B, Dubin WR, A study of assaults against psychiatric residents. Acad Psychiatry 15:2(94-9)1991 Jun

2050349. Fink PJ, Dubin WR, No free lunch: limitations on psychiatric care in HMOs. Hosp Community Psychiatry 42:4(363-5)1991 Apr

11941138. Dubin WR, Jaffe RL, Roemer RA, Siegel L, Brubaker G, Labetalol and ECT. Convuls Ther 7:4(299-300)1991

11941135. Jaffe RL, Rives W, Dubin WR, Roemer RA, Siegel L, Problems in Maintenance ECT in Bipolar Disorder: Replacement by Lithium and Anticonvulsants. Convuls Ther 7:4(288-294)1991

2228983. Roemer RA, Dubin WR, Jaffe R, Lipschutz L, Sharon D, An efficacy study of single- versus double-seizure induction with ECT in major depression. J Clin Psychiatry 51:11(473-8)1990 Nov

2174400. Berg BJ, Dubin WR, Why 28 days? An alternative approach to alcoholism treatment. Hosp Community Psychiatry 41:11(1175-8)1990 Nov

2145265. Lazarus A, Jaffe RL, Dubin WR, Electroconvulsive therapy and major depression in Down's syndrome. J Clin Psychiatry 51:10(422-5)1990 Oct

11941084. Jaffe R, Brubaker G, Dubin WR, Roemer R, Caffeine-Associated Cardiac Dysrhythmia During ECT: Report of Three Cases. Convuls Ther 6:4(308-313)1990

2687150. Dubin WR, The role of fantasies, countertransference, and psychological defenses in patient violence. Hosp Community Psychiatry 40:12(1280-3)1989 Dec

2680076. Goldberg RJ, Dubin WR, Fogel BS, Behavioral emergencies. Assessment and psychopharmacologic management. Clin Neuropharmacol 12:4(233-48)1989 Aug

2572322. Lazarus A, Dubin WR, Jaffe RL, Rapid tranquilization with neuroleptic drugs. Neurologic concerns. Clin Neuropharmacol 12:4(303-11)1989 Aug

2569438. Weiss KJ, Valdiserri EV, Dubin WR, Understanding depression in schizophrenia. Hosp Community Psychiatry 40:8(849-51)1989 Aug

2565724. Dubin WR, Feld JA, Rapid tranquilization of the violent patient. Am J Emerg Med 7:3(313-20)1989 May

10303697. Rinella VJ Jr, Dubin WR, The hidden victims of AIDS: healthcare workers and families. Psychiatr Hosp 19:3(115-20)1988 Summer

11941008. Dubin WR, Jaffe RL, Roemer RA, Lipschutz L, Spencer M, Maintenance ECT in Coexisting Affective and Neurologic Disorders. Convuls Ther 5:2(162-167)1989

2904430. Dubin WR, Rapid tranquilization: antipsychotics or benzodiazepines? J Clin Psychiatry 49 Suppl:(5-12)1988 Dec

3417619. Dubin WR, Wilson SJ, Mercer C, Assaults against psychiatrists in outpatient settings. J Clin Psychiatry 49:9(338-45)1988 Sep

2874157. Dubin WR, Weiss KJ, Dorn JM, Pharmacotherapy of psychiatric emergencies. J Clin Psychopharmacol 6:4(210-22)1986 Aug

3711026. Dubin WR, Weiss KJ, Rapid tranquilization: a comparison of thiothixene with loxapine. J Clin Psychiatry 47:6(294-7)1986 Jun

3957265. Dubin WR, Fink PJ, The psychiatric short procedure unit: a cost-saving innovation. Hosp Community Psychiatry 37:3(227-9)1986 Mar

3942358. Dubin WR, Sarnoff JR, Sudden unexpected death: intervention with the survivors. Ann Emerg Med 15:1(54-7)1986 Jan

2865251. Dubin WR, Waxman HM, Weiss KJ, Ramchandani D, Tavani-Petrone C, Rapid tranquilization: the efficacy of oral concentrate. J Clin Psychiatry 46:11(475-8)1985 Nov

4029916. Doghramji K, Dubin WR, Meningoencephalitis presenting as depression. Hosp Community Psychiatry 36:8(884-5)1985 Aug

6599947. Dubin WR, Weiss KJ, Diagnosis of organic brain syndrome: an emergency department dilemma. J Emerg Med 1:5(393-7)1984

6848782. Dubin WR, Weiss KJ, Zeccardi JA, Organic brain syndrome. The psychiatric imposter. JAMA 249:1(60-2)1983 Jan 7

6815047. Weiss KJ, Dubin WR, Partial hospitalization: state of the art. Hosp Community Psychiatry 33:11(923-8)1982 Nov

7061408. Rothman M, Dubin WR, Patients released after psychiatric commitment evaluation: comparison with the committed. J Clin Psychiatry 43:3(90-3)1982 Mar

7270997. Dubin WR, Evaluating and managing the violent patient. Ann Emerg Med 10:9(481-4)1981 Sep

460897. Dubin WR, Wolman T, Evaluation and management of the grief reaction. Pa Med 82:7(19-22)1979 Jul

370460. Dubin WR, Field HL, Gastfriend DR, Postcardiotomy delirium: a critical review. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 77:4(586-94)1979 Apr

208957. Dubin WR, Ciavarelli B, A positive look at boarding homes. Hosp Community Psychiatry 29:9(593-5)1978 Sep

605470. Dubin WR, A study of the relationship between psychological defenses and endocrine function in a patient with cardiovascular disease. Trans Stud Coll Physicians Phila 45:2(65-73)1977 Oct

268469. Marcotte DB, Dubin WR, Lurie D, Sex influences on attitudes during hospitalization. J S C Med Assoc 73:8(361-3)1977 Aug

4422928. Kilpatrick DG, Dubin WR, Marcotte DB, Personality, stress of the medical education process, and changes in affective mood state. Psychol Rep 34:3(1215-23)1974 Jun

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additional information:


  • Annual Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, presented by the American Psychiatric Association and its Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning, May 21, 2006, Toronto, Canada
  • Marie J. Mignogna, MD Faculty Award "For Excellence in Teaching" presented by the residents from the Department of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, 2003
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2003
  • Daniel Blain Award, presented by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society for dedication and commitment to psychiatry, 2000

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