Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD

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Dr. Xenakis (@SteveXen) is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist with many years of clinical, academic, and management experience. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 at the rank of Brigadier General and entered an active career in starting up medical technology companies and clinical practice. He has advised the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior Department of Defense officials on psychological health and the effects of blast concussion. BG (Ret) Xenakis has an active clinical and research practice in leveraging technology to improve healthcare services and sustain military readiness.   He serves on the Executive Board of the Center for Ethics and Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Uniformed Services of Health Sciences (USUHS) of the military medical department. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Xenakis has conducted research and published in the areas of psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychiatry, posttraumatic stress disorder, telepsychiatry and innovative technology, military/veterans healthcare, and ethics and human rights.  He is actively engaged with Physicians with Human Rights and Human Rights First, the only retired military general and physician to speak out publicly against torture and the involvement of healthcare practitioners. He appears in the national media, both print and television, and has been featured in The New York Times for his extensive involvement with detainees in Guantánamo.