On Friday, November 15, 2019, Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP, was elected to serve as president of ACLP for the 2019-2020 year. In a message to Academy members Dr. Sharpe said “I am deeply honored to be incoming president of our Academy and also to be both following in the footsteps of Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, JD, MD, FACLP, and working with Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FACLP, as president-elect.
“To introduce myself, I am a psychiatrist working at Oxford University in the UK and I lead the C-L Psychiatry service at Oxford University Hospitals. I have been privileged to have been a member of our Academy for more than 20 years.
“As incoming ACLP president, my main overall aim is, building on our proud heritage, to support our members in providing the best care for the patients who need them.
Michael Sharpe is the first European President of ACLP and he is also Vice-President of EAPM.