J. David Kinzie, MD

J. David Kinzie, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of PTSD Clinic at Oregon Health and Science University. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Washington, and his fellowship in transcultural psychiatry at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. He is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of American College of Psychiatrists. He is past Director of Torture Treatment Center of Oregon at Oregon Health and Science University.

As a psychiatrist, he is involved in hospital psychiatry, psychiatric treatment of refugees, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. Dr. Kinzie is the recipient of various awards, including the Gold Achievement from the American Psychiatric Association, the Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education by American Psychiatric Association, and listed in Best Doctors in America. Dr. Kinzie is a book reviewer of Community Mental Health, American Journal of Psychotherapy and is on the Board of Directors at Chinese Social Service Center.

Dr. Kinzie's current research is on the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in patients with PTSD. Dr. Kinzie has published more than 100 articles and book reviews. Recent work by Dr. Kinzie et al. includes a published article entitled, "The Effects of 9-11 on Traumatized Refugees: Reactivation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" (Journal of Nerv and Ment Dis, 2002), "Psychotherapy for Massively Traumatized Refugees: The Therapist Variable" (American Journal of Psychotherapy, 2001), “Traumatized refugee children: The case for individualized diagnosis and treatment (J. Nerv & Ment Dis, July 2006); and “Cortisol production rate in posttraumatic stress disorder (J. Clin. Endocrinol Metabolism, Sept. 2006).


The 2007 Conference