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Hans Steiner

Hans Steiner

The basics
Quick Facts
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth 1550 (Riedlingen, Biberach, Tübingen Government Region, Baden-Württemberg)
Death 1610 (Stuttgart, Stuttgart Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
The details

Hans Steiner (born 1946, Vienna) is Professor (Emeritus, Active) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Human Development at Stanford University, School of Medicine. In 2010 he was awarded Lifetime Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. He continues teaching and research and maintains a selective private practice in Palo Alto. He advocates the developmental psychopathology and developmental psychiatry perspective within Psychiatry. He works in the subfields of Aggression, its normal and abnormal development; Disruptive Behavior Disorders (such as Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder); Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia nervosa); Trauma Related Psychopathology (Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, Resilience); the overlap between psychiatric and other medical disorders (Somatoform Disorders, Medical Trauma); Personality development across the life span, and Sports Psychology.


Steiner studied Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna and was awarded the Doctor medicinae universalis (Dr. med. univ.; title equivalent to M.D.) in 1972. After completing a rotating internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology at the Rudolfstiftung in Vienna, he came to the United States (1973) to complete his General Psychiatry residency training at the State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York (1973–1976). He then went on to fellowship training in child & adolescent psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1976–1978), where he also was the Chief Resident in the years 1977/78.

Honors and awards

  • Lifetime Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2010)
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2003)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1987)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (1990)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1990-3, 1995-6, 1998-9, 2004)
  • Dlin/Fischer Award for Significant Achievement in Clinical Research, American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (1990)
  • Goldberger Award, American Medical Association (1996)
  • One of 327 Best Mental Health Experts, Good Housekeeping (1994)
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (1992).

Creative writing

After becoming Professor Emeritus, Dr. Steiner returned to creative writing, producing short stories, novel, and poems. He had been active in these endeavors up to his years in medical school, writing in German at the time. His current writings are in German and in English.

He organized a group of physicians at Stanford who also write creatively, named the Pegasus Physicians. The group meets monthly and discusses works in progress or in the planning stage.

"Diagnosing the human condition: Stanford medical students add art, music and literature to studies" article: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/july/humanities-medical-students-070212.html

The Arts, Humanities & Medicine Program allows Stanford School of Medicine students to explore their artistic passions in conjunction with their medical studies.

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