Dr. Ray Kotwicki Conferred as APA Distinguished Fellow

ATLANTA – Skyland Trail Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH, was recently conferred as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

This prestigious distinction is the highest membership award given by the APA and is reserved for an elite group of psychiatrists who continue to make significant contributions to the field of psychiatry in clinical excellence, community service, research and education.

The honorary degree was presented at the Convocation of Distinguished Fellows on Monday, May 20, 2019, as part of the 175th anniversary of the APA.

Kotwicki trained as a Department of Energy Fellow and was a Medical Scholar at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He had post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School, the Boston University School of Medicine, and Emory University, where he earned a Master in Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management. He remains on the adjunctive faculty at both the Emory University School of Medicine as well as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Kotwicki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is Immediate Past President of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians’ Association. Kotwicki was a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011 and served as President of the Board of Directors of Positive Impact, the Southeast’s premiere HIV mental health program for three years. He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Lovett School.