ROBERT CANCRO, MD
MED. D SC
Received his M.D. degree in 1955 from the State University at Brooklyn. IN 1962, he obtained his Med. D. Science from the same institution. Following a straight medical internship, he completed his residency training at King's County Hospital.
Between 1959-1966, He was on faculty of the State University of New York and developed and ran the first alcohol rehabilitation unit in New York City. In 1966, he went to the Menninger Foundation, where he was Director of Research Training. He spent a sabbatical year in 1969, At the University in Illinois at their Center for Advanced Study, and as a Professor of Computer Science. He returned to the East in1970, As Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut, and joined the faculty at NYU, as Professor and Chairman in 1976. IN 1982, He added the Directorship of the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) to his other responsibilities. Dr. Cancro retired as a Chairman of the Psychiatry Department and as Director of NKI in 2005. He continues as a Professor of Psychiatry at NYU.
Doctor Cancro;s major academic interest has been in the psychoses and, in particular schizophrenia. He has worked on a number of different aspects of schizophrenia psychoses, but focusing on the interface between the nervous system and behavior. He has over two hundred publications including a dozen books.
In addition to his academic record, he has been active in the World Psychiatric Association, Chairing their section on Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and has served as Consultant to the World Health Organization for a number of years. At the national level, he has served as a consultant for the U.S. Secret Service, The Department of Justice, and The New York Yankees.