Barbara A. Schindler, M.D., DFAPA, FAPM

Barbara A. Schindler, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine - and Emerita Vice Dean for Educational and Academic Affairs. She founded and serves as the Medical Director of the Caring Together Program, an outpatient treatment program for women with addictive and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Schindler is a graduate of Boston University and Women’s Medical College. She completed her training in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry. She served as Acting Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 1993 to 1995. She has over 150 publications, abstracts, and presentations in consultation-liaison psychiatry/psychosomatic medicine, substance abuse in women, and medical education. She collaborated on a multi-centered study of the effects of financial stress on the physical and mental health of academic-health-center faculty.

Dr. Schindler has earned fellowship status in the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and is a past-President of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society. She served on the Council of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.  She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and is the recipient of the Commonwealth Board Award and the WMC/MCP Alumnae/i Association Service Award. She has been honored with the Association of American Medical Colleges Women in Medicine Silver Achievement Award, the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society’s Presidential Award, and the Lindback Teaching Award.