Dear Colleague:

The Department of Psychiatry here at Virginia Commonwealth University is indeed exceptional. The superb faculty, staff, and team members carry out our multiple missions with expertise, compassion, and integrity. It is an absolute privilege to serve as this Department’s Chairman during the next leg of our journey together.

We are committed to providing excellent care to the patients we are privileged to serve while also advancing Psychiatry through meaningful research that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. As we are part of a University, we focus time, thought and energy of educating the next generation of leaders- both clinicians and scientists.

Our team and Department is world-renowned. The commitment of our global impact is unwavering. Yet we are not only part of our community here in Richmond, we are focused on actively being involved in our community.

This is a wonderful Department. It is full of people with the commitment to serve and the vision to lead. As you look over this web site, I trust you will see what I mean.


Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.

C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair
in Clinical & Translational Research

Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.