University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Rasim Diler, MD, to Professor of Psychiatry

We are delighted to announce that Rasim Diler, MD, has been promoted to Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Dr. Diler earned his medical degree in Istanbul, Turkey and, following a combined residency/fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Çukurova University, undertook residency training in child and adolescent psychiatry at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). Dr. Diler developed WPH’s unique pediatric mood disorder unit, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (In-CABS) and has served as medical director since its inception. He also co-directs the outpatient CABS.

Dr. Diler is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. He is passionate about the early and correct diagnosis of bipolar disorder and is recognized as a particularly skilled diagnostician who builds effective and lasting rapport with patients and colleagues. Moreover, Dr. Diler’s commitment to training students, faculty and staff to effectively identify and treat mood disorders in children is far-reaching and thorough. In addition to his ground-breaking clinical work and award-winning teaching, Dr. Diler also contributes to multiple federally funded academic research projects focused on bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.

“Dr. Diler has made outstanding clinical contributions to WPH, having established and led the pediatric bipolar treatment unit, which is nationally recognized as a model of care and excellent teaching,” said David Lewis, MD (Chair, Department of Psychiatry). “He has a unique holistic sensibility that is evident in his dedication to improving patient care by engaging in a rigorous academic research program. Dr. Diler is a true innovator and a leader in the Department of Psychiatry.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Diler!