George M. Wohlreich, MD, MA
President and CEO, Thomas W. Langfitt Chair, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

George M. Wohlreich, MD, MA

George Wohlreich graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, and a master’s degree in American Civilization and a medical degree from University of Pennsylvania. He completed his psychiatry residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis. He has “Additional Certification”/subspecialty “boards” in addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. He has been on the faculties of the Medical University of South Carolina and Columbia University and is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry (adjunct) at both the Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine, as well as a dean’s professor at the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at University of the Sciences.

In addition to always having seen patients, Dr. Wohlreich has served as the medical director of three different psychiatric hospitals, and has been the executive medical director and/or regional medical director for two managed behavioral health organizations and one academic independent practice association/physician–hospital organization. He has been a psychiatric consultant to the New York City Transportation Authority, the pharmaceutical industry, and several agencies of the federal government. In addition, he was a senior examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for more than 20 years, served on an examination writing committee for that board, and has served as an ACGME site surveyor.

His public service work includes having been on the board of trustees of the Charleston (S.C.) Symphony and the board of managers of Swarthmore College. He currently serves on the board and on the executive committee of the Delaware Valley Physicians Aid Society, The Life Sciences Division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Foundation, the board of visitors to the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at University of the Sciences, the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society, and the Thomas Skeleton Harrison Foundation.

He has been awarded the Barbara Bell award from the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society, and the Lawlor award from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.

He is the inaugural incumbent of the Thomas W. Langfitt chair as the president and chief executive officer of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest professional society in the country.

A fellow of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Dr. Wohlreich is also an elected member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the American College of Psychoanalysts.

His hobbies are reading, bicycling, and music. According to Dr. Wohlreich, the last hobby (and his life) is greatly enhanced by his marriage to Judy Wohlreich, who retired after 34 years as chair, Department of Music, at the Dalton School in New York City.


Michele D. Albert


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