Henry O. Kandler, M.D. is Associate Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psaychiatry, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Antioch College in 1953 and a M.D. from the Billings (now Pritzker) School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 1957. After an internship at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, he entered the residency in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (now Jacobi Hospital Center), 1958 to 1961 and where he was chief resident 1960 to 1961.
Currently Dr. Kandler is Director of the School Consultation Service at the Bronx High School of Science, through which all our fellows in Child and Adolescent psychiatry rotate. He is teaching a course on the Psychodynamics and the Psychotherapy of Adolescence and he is a senior clinical supervisor in the Child OPD at the Monefiore Medical Center.
In over 50 years of teaching and supervising psychiatry residents at Einstein, Dr. Kandler has taught many courses and has been active on many facculty committees. He has held various administrative positions both on in-patient and out-patient services. For several years he was also on the faculty of the Cardozo School of Law. In 2003 he received the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Award for oustanding clinical teaching and supervision.
He has been a speaker, discussant and workshop leader at meetings of the American Psychiatric Association, the Academy of Psychoanalysis, the Child Study Association of America, the American Orthopsychiatry Association, Disaster Psychiatry Outreach, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, where he was an officer in the New York Chapter.
Dr. Kandler has published research about the selection and training of psychiatric residents. He has written about confidentiality in psychiatric practice and on mental health consultation to high schools and their students.
Dr. Kandler retired from private practice in Manhattan in 2014.