Nada Stotland, MD, MPH, obtained her undergraduate, medical, and residency education at The University of Chicago. She was a member of the faculty for over ten years thereafter, serving first as Director of the Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison Service and, following that, as Director of Psychiatric Education. She then became Medical Coordinator for the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health and subsequently the Chair of Psychiatry at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. She is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Rush Medical College, also in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Master’s program in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She and her husband, Harold Stotland, were married in 1963, and have four daughters and four grandchildren.
Dr. Stotland has a longstanding interest in women’s mental health, psychological aspects of women’s reproductive health, medical education, and medical ethics. She is the author or editor of seven books and over seventy-five articles, and has won a number of awards, including the Francis Braceland and Alexandra Symonds awards of the American Psychiatric Association. She has also played an important role in public education about psychiatric issues, including interviews by the New York Times and other print media, and appearances on Oprah, The O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, and CNN Talk Back Live.
Within the components and governance of the American Psychiatric Association, she has served as President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, Chair of the APA Committee on Women, Chair of the APA Joint Commission on Public Affairs, and Vice Chair of the Council on National Affairs. She was the President of the American Psychiatric Association from 2008 to 2009.