Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Residency Training Program

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Program Directors


Anthony L. Rostain, Vice Chair of Education

Anthony L. Rostain, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Vice Chair for the Department of Psychiatry where he is responsible for overseeing medical student education and resident training.

Dr. Rostain received his B.A. from Yale University in 1973, graduating Cum Laude in Philosophy and Psychology. He went on to receive a Masters in Science Education from Southern Connecticut State College in 1976 while teaching high school biology in the New Haven public schools. Dr. Rostain received his M.D. in 1980 from New York University School of Medicine following which he completed training in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in 1983. He went on to become a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Masters degree in Sociology in 1985. Following this, he completed psychiatry residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic (affiliated with CHOP). He is triple boarded in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Rostain is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including: the Annual Laughlin Award, National Psychiatric Endowment Fund (1987); Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Special Dean's Award for Teaching (1980); Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania (1995); Earl Bond Award for Teaching, Department of Psychiatry (1995); Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Education, American Psychiatric Association (1998); andTeacher of the Year Award, Region II, Association for Academic Psychiatry (2002). Dr. Rostain is co-investigator of an NIMH training grant to expand clinical research education during residency, the Clinical Research Scholars Program, He serves on the Executive Council of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) and is Treasurer of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT).

Dr. Rostain's clinical focus is in "developmental neuropsychiatry" which includes patients with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism AS/HFA), Tourette Syndrome (TS), Learning Disabilities (verbal and nonverbal) and related social learning disorders. He treats patients of all ages at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University Of Pennsylvania Department Of Psychiatry. Dr. Rostain is the Director of the Adult Development Disorders Unit at the University of Pennsylvania which includes the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and the Adult Social Learning Disorders Program. He is also Co-Director of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Program.

Dr. Rostain's research interests have focused on improving clinical outcomes for patients with ADHD and other neuropsychiatric disorders, and in creating effective service systems for high risk children, youth and families. He recently completed a study of combined medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with ADHD. He is currently involved in studies of differential therapeutic efficacy of medication and CBT, of neuropsychological functioning in ADHD patients (using behavioral measures and neuroimaging techniques), of developmental processes in young adults with ADHD, of predictors of treatment response, and of co-morbid conditions such as anxiety and substance abuse. He is also conducting research on pharmacologic treatment of children with Asperger's Syndrome and co-morbid ADHD and anxiety disorder.


Richard F. Summers, Co-Director

Richard F. Summers, MD is Co-Director of Residency Training and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is responsible for psychotherapy training, the didactic curriculum, and outpatient training in the Penn Psychiatry Residency.  Dr. Summers is the co-author of two widely-used books on psychodynamic therapy.  He has a national leadership role in psychiatry residency education through his position as Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and membership in the ACGME Psychiatry Review Committee.    He is Past President of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT).

Dr. Summers has written on psychodynamic therapy training, therapeutic alliance, psychodynamic formulation, positive psychology and psychiatry residency training. His book, Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence Based Practice, co-authored with Jacques Barber, is currently used in over thirty training programs. Summers and Barber’s second book, Practicing Psychodynamic Therapy: A Casebook was published in 2014.   He is an Associate Editor of Psychiatry, 4thEd., eds. Tasman, Kay, Lieberman, First and Maj.

Dr. Summers was awarded the Earl Bond Outstanding Teacher Award of the Department of Psychiatry at Penn in 2000 and the Robert Dunning Dripps Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Psychiatric Educator of the Year by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society in 2007. He was Teacher of the Year at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia in 2008, and Outpatient Teacher of the Year Award in 2002, 2008, 2010 and 2012 in the Penn Department of Psychiatry.  Most recently, he received the University of Pennsylvania Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014.

Dr. Summers received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1979, graduating magna cum laude in sociology, and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Summers completed psychoanalytic training at the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis  and is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis.


Recent links

Psychiatric Educator Emphasizes the Relational Nature of Teaching, Psychiatric News, August 17, 2015.

Reflections on Self-Reflection, Grand Rounds MGH, November, 2014.

Milestone Project Called Paradigm Shift In Residency Education, Psychiatric News, August 28, 2013.

Milestone Project Audio Interview, Psychiatric News, August 28, 2013.

Psychodynamic Therapy Workshop, Sydney, Australia, July 20, 2013, video.

Psychotherapy's Role in Treatment, Letter to Psychiatric News, June 1, 2013.

The AADPRT President’s Corner: Are We Getting Better?, July 21, 2011.

Review: Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence Based Practice, pp.33-34, Summer, 2011.