Dr. James W. Feussner ’65

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Wall of Fame Class of 2013

Dr. James Feussner serves as senior clinical consultant at the Deveroux Foundation’s Acute Crisis Hospital for Children and Adolescents in Philadelphia. He is also the medical director and child and adolescent behavioral health specialist at a major national medical insurance company. He studied Fine Arts at University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, but then earned an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine as well as a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Dr. Feussner became board certified in child psychiatry in 1982 after studying with Anna Freud, the daughter of Sigmund Freud. During his career, he has worked in Philadelphia as one of the first child and adolescent forensic psychiatrists in the United States and the first to hold an M.D. and J.D. He developed children’s mental health programming in Luzerne and surrounding counties, training a team of 300 professionals and treating more than 7,000 children per year. He has trained and supervised fellows in child and adolescent psychiatry from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia / University of Pennsylvania Medical School. A lifelong patron of the arts in the Philadelphia area, he has sponsored the Wister Quarter’s annual performance at MMI for the past 11 years. He also collects arts and antiquities extensively. Dr. Feussner is a member of the Wall of Fame Class of 2013 and is being inducted with this year’s class.

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