Excelling in psychiatry
Wayne Lewis Creelman, M.D., a UF professor of psychiatry in the College of Medicine and the medical director at the Vero Beach Center for Psychiatry, Addiction and Pain Medicine, has earned the American Psychiatric Association’s highest honor in the profession of psychiatry. Creelman was recently deemed a Distinguished Life Fellow for the APA. “You have my personal gratitude for years of service to your patients and to your profession,” read a letter sent to Creelman from the APA’s president, Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. The award is given to psychiatrists who have excelled in areas of teaching, research, administrative involvement, and clinical contributions among others. Although Creelman wears many hats in the psychiatric profession, he said at the end of the day treating his patients is what made him fall in love with his career.