Jules Ranz, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Public Psychiatry Fellowship,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Ranz is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center and has been director of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at NYS Psychiatric Institute and P&S since 1992.
He is the recipient of the 2013 APA/NIMH Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award
His publications include a description of the Fellowship and its success in recruitment and retention of psychiatrists into the public sector (based upon annual surveys of its alumni) published in 1996. A second article, published in 1997, reports that based upon a survey of alumni's roles in public agencies, medical directors perform a significantly greater variety of tasks and report significantly greater job satisfaction compared to staff psychiatrists. A third article, published in 1998 elaborated on the role of the Program Medical Director, and demonstrated that the performance of administrative tasks most highly correlates with overall job satisfaction.
He was the lead author of an article published in Psychiatric Services in 2006, written as a member of the Mental Health Services Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, which utilized APA data to demonstrate that early- and mid-career psychiatrists now spend more time in publicly-funded organizational settings than in solo office practice
As the oldest, largest and best known program training post-graduate psychiatrists to be public sector leaders, the Public Psychiatry Fellowship is frequently consulted by professionals around the country interested in establishing such programs. In response, the fellowship faculty has developed seven core elements which it views as essential for such a training program. An article describing these core elements, with Dr. Ranz as lead author, was published in 2008 in Psychiatric Services.
Dr. Ranz was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Project Renewal in 1995, of PRI Healthcare in 2003 and Chair of the Program Committee of the Board of Trustees of Project Renewal in 2004.
He has had a wide range of experience in public psychiatry following residency training at P&S over forty years ago. He was in charge of residency training in an innovative three year social and community psychiatry residency program, director of a model community service specializing in systems-oriented care of adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and clinical director of an urban state psychiatric center.
Dr. Ranz has conducted a private practice in individual and family therapy since 1969.
Undergraduate: Harvard College, B.A., 1962
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, M.D., 1966
Internship: Kaiser Hospital, Rotating, 1966 - 1967
Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute, Psychiatry, 1967 - 1969
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Social and Community Psychiatry Fellow, 1969-1971
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
• Adult Psychiatry
• Family Therapy
• Public Psychiatry
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room R248 - Bldg. 1 Unit/Box:111
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
1. Ranz J, Weinberg M, Arbuckle M, et al. : A Four Factor Model of Systems-Based Practices in Psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry 2012;36: 473-8
2. LeMelle S, Mangurian C,... Ranz JM.: Public-Academic Partnerships: Public Psychiatry Fellowships: A Developing Network of Public-Academic Collaborations. . Psychiatric Services 2012;63: 851-4
3. Ranz JM, Vergare MJ, Wilk JE, et al: The Tipping Point From Private Practice to Publicly Funded Settings for Early- and Mid-Career Psychiatrists. Psychiatric Services 2006;57: 1640-1643
4. Ranz JM, Deakins SM, LeMelle SM, Rosenheck SD, Kellermann S: Core Elements of a Public Psychiatry Fellowship. Psychiatric Services 2008;59: 718-720
5. Ranz JM, Rosenheck S, Deakins S: Columbia University's Fellowship in Public Psychiatry. Psychiatric Services 1996;47: 512-516