Logo for University of Iowa Health Care This logo represents the University of Iowa Health Care

Kuperman Appointed as APA Life Distinguished Fellow

Thursday, April 14, 2016



Samuel Kuperman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, was recently appointed as a Life Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. 

Distinguished fellowships are awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: scientific and scholarly publications, administration, teaching, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence. Distinguished fellow is the highest membership honor the APA gives to its members.

Dr. Kuperman’s contributions to the psychiatric profession are vast and include a steadfast dedication to patient care and research. For nearly 30 years, he has served as director of the Department of Psychiatry’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division. Kuperman has past experience as director of training for both the Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry residency programs. He has also been involved with many state committees involved in redesigning mental health care in Iowa. These experiences no doubt played a role in him earning the Life Distinguished Fellow honor from the APA.

Learn more about the Department of Psychiatry.