Awards : Hall of Fame Award

Andres Pumariega, M.D. ’76

Andres Pumariega, M.D. ’76 has devoted his over 40 year career in psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry to children’s systems of care and cultural diversity in mental health. He is currently Professor and Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine and UF Health. He received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine and residency and fellowship in general and child psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He previously headed two pediatric psychiatry consultation-liaison services (Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Children’s Hospital); three directorships of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (University of Texas Medical Branch, University of South Carolina, and East Tennessee State University), and chaired three departments of psychiatry (East Tennessee State University, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Health). He also headed the ETSU Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, awarded the American Psychiatric Association’s Silver Award for Outstanding Service in 2004, and was Co-Principal Investigator and head of the Cooper Hub for the NJ Collaborative Pediatric-Psychiatry Collaborative, in collaboration with Hackensack Meridian Health (funded by the NJ Department of Child and Family Services; 2015-2018), and Principal Investigator for the North Central Florida Pediatric Collaborative (funded by the Florida Department of Health, 2019-present).

Dr. Pumariega is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and American Orthopsychiatric Association. He has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry and the Journal of Child and Family Studies, and on the Editorial Board of Community Mental Health Journal , Journal of Child and Family Studies, and is currently the Associate Editor of Adolescent Psychiatry. He co-led the drafting of the CMHS Cultural Competence Standards (1999) and the AACAP Practice Parameter for Culturally Competent Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Care (2013), the only cultural competence practice parameters in Medicine. He served as President of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (2010-2012) and President of the American Association of Social Psychiatry (2013-2015). He was the founding Chair, Work Group on Systems of Care (1994-2001), and Co-Chair, Committee on Diversity and Culture (2007-2015) in the AACAP; and Chair, Committee on Hispanic Psychiatrists (2006-2009) of the APA. He has over 200 scientific publications, published over 250 abstracts, edited three textbooks and four journal special issues. Dr. Pumariega has received numerous awards, including the APA’s Simon Bolivar Award and Lecture in Hispanic Psychiatry (2004), and the AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Award and Lecture on Diversity and Culture (2007), and Honorary Fellowship in the World Association of Social Psychiatry (2019).

Dr. Pumariega was inducted into the Medical Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame in 1999.