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Barbara A. Schindler,


Title: Vice Dean Emerita, Educational and Academic Affairs; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Practices: Drexel Psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry

Practicing Since: 1975


Drexel Psychiatry
4700 Wissahickon Avenue
Building C, Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.967.2130
Fax: 215.967.2171


  • BA - Boston University
  • MD - Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania

Awards & Honors

  • Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2013-2016, 2018)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Women in Medicine Silver Achievement Award
  • Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society's Presidential Award
  • Daniel Blain Award of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society
  • The Commonwealth Board Award
  • WMC/MCP Alumnae/i Association Service Award
  • The Lindback Teaching Award

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Professional Member, Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Clinical Services

Psychiatric evaluation, Women's mental health, Addictive Disorders in Women, Psychosomatic medicine


Dr. Schindler is the founder and medical director of the Caring Together Program, an outpatient treatment program for women with substance use disorders and their children. She is board certified in psychiatry, with added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry and expertise in hospital consultation psychiatry and the treatment of addictive and psychiatric disorders.

Accepting referrals for the Caring Together Program only. Contact Information: 215.967.2130.

Dr. Schindler has earned fellowship status in the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and is a past president of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society. She served on the Council of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.

Affiliated Hospital: Friends Hospital



  • Adult Psychiatry - Medical College of Pennsylvania (1973)
  • Child Psychiatry - Medical College of Pennsylvania (1975)


  • Internal Medicine - Medical College of Pennsylvania (1971)

In the Media


Selected Publications

“Efficacy of an Internet-Based Learning Module and Small Group Debriefing on Trainees’ Attitude and Communication Skills Toward Patients with Substance Abuse Disorders"
Lanken, PH, Novack, DH, Daetwyler, C, Gallop, R, Landis, JR, Lapin J, Subramaniam, G. and Schindler, BA
Academic Medicine, 2014

"The Impact of the Changing Health Care Environment on the Health and Well-Being of Faculty at Four Medical Schools"
B.A. Schindler, D.H. Novack, D.G. Cohen, J. Yager, D. Wang, N.J. Shaheen, P. Guze, L. Wilkerson and D.A. Drossman
Academic Medicine, Vol. 81, No. 1 (January 2006)

"Respect from Our Medical Colleagues"
B.A. Schindler
American Journal of Psychiatry, 58 (7):1167-8, Letter to the Editor (July 2001)

"Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive, Integrated, Longitudinal Medical School Curriculum in Bio-psychosocial Medicine"
D.H. Novack, S.R. Waldstein, D.A. Drossman, B.A. Schindler and H. Ochitill
Medical Encounter, Volume 16, No.1 (Winter 2001)

"MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine"
B.A. Schindler, B.D. Mann, C.D. Puglia, B.J. Landau and T.R. Kantner
Academic Medicine, Vol. 75, (9 Suppl):S310-2 (September 2000)