Randolph J. (Randy) Canterbury, M.D., M.S. currently is the Wilford W. Spradlin Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science and of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he also serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Education. Dr. Canterbury received the M.S. and M.D. degrees from West Virginia University. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry with Added Qualifications in Psychosomatic Medicine and by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and is a founder and past president of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry.
Dr. Canterbury joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1984 in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. For fourteen years, he taught the second year medical school course in psychiatric medicine and taught a medical interviewing course to internal medicine residents. He also was the founding director of the University’s Institute for Substance Abuse Studies and served in that capacity until 1994, and he served as chair of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine for twelve years. He has served as principal investigator on many grants from the NIH and from the U.S. Department of Education, including funding for curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.
While his clinical work in his early years was in addiction medicine, today his clinical focus is on patients with mood and anxiety disorders, particularly brain stimulation techniques. Over the past six years, Dr. Canterbury has overseen the building of the Claude Moore Medical Education Building and the development and implementation of the Next Generation Cells to Society Curriculum for the School of Medicine which has become a model for the country.
Randy will be speaking on the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Our Schools.