Eric D Achtyes, MD, MS

Eric D Achtyes, MD, MS
Eric D Achtyes, MD, MS

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Patient Care Related:
Psychiatry, 269.337.6373


Eric D. Achtyes, MD, MS graduated from Calvin College and then earned a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then completed medical school at the University of Michigan, his internship at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (MSU-KCMS) and his adult psychiatry residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean/Harvard program where he served as chief resident on the addictions inpatient unit at McLean Hospital. He is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine where he teaches and mentors medical students and psychiatric residents. Dr. Achtyes has been an investigator on more than forty-five clinical trials in depression and schizophrenia, including both industry and federally funded research projects from NIMH, NIDA, NIA, NICHD, NIAAA and CMS, and has authored more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Human Genetics, BMJ, JAMA, JAMA Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry and Nature Medicine. He is currently an Associate Editor for the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. He has served as the President of the Michigan Psychiatric Society, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2022 he was named ‘Physician/Psychiatrist of the Year’ by NAMI Michigan.