Published on NYTimes.com from 3/18 & 3/19, 2010
“Michael G. Kalogerakis, MD
We note with sadness the passing of our colleague and dear friend, Dr. Michael G. Kalogerakis, Past-President of the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry and the International Society for Psychiatry and Psychology. He was also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, the former Director of Adolescent Services at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, and the former Associate Commissioner for Children and Youth, New York State Office of Mental Health. He served as a Board member for 25 years for the Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York, the oldest child advocacy organization in the U.S., and was President of the Kenworthy-Swift Foundation. Michael had an influence on many through his work in the community, teaching, writing, and clinical work. Our organizations benefited immeasurably from his wise leadership. The field of adolescent psychiatry is richer because of his many contributions to the scientific literature, as well as his teaching. We extend sincere condolences to his bereaved family.
Dr. Joseph Kenan, President, ASAP & Dr. Patricia Garel, President, ISAPP
March 19, 2010
Dr. Michael Kalogerakis was my first teacher in adolescent psychiatry. He was the unit chief of Ward PQ-5, the adolescent psychiatry ward, at Bellevue Hospital when I was a medical student doing an elective in adolescent psychiatry.
He was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine.
He edited one of the major sections (Treatment) in ASAP’s “”Textbook of Adolescent Psychiatry””. He was the chair of the Committee on Adolescent Sexualilty of the New York Chapter of ASAP during the years that I was a member of that Committee. He went on to become Associate Commissioner for Children and Youth in the New York State Office of Mental Hygine. He organized the first weekend conference on Juvenile Delinquency at NYU Medical Center.
Of course, he was a past-President of ASAP and a past-President of the International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ISAP). I believe he was also a past-President of the Pan-American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. He will be missed.
Richard Rosner, M.D., F.A.S.A.P., D.L.F.A.P.A., F.A.C.Psych.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU
Past-President, Amer.Soc. Adol. Psych.”