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Erwin T. Janssen

Erwin T. Janssen, American health science foundation administrator, psychiatrist. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology; (subspecialty adult and administrative psychiatry).


  • Janssen, Erwin T. was born on August 31, 1936 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. Son of Erwin Fredrick and Lydia Louise (Streng) Janssen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wartburg College, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, State University Iowa, Iowa City, 1962.


    • Intern Harborview Hospital, Seattle, 1962-1963. Resident in adult psychiatry Karl Menninger School Psychiatry, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, 1968-1971, resident in child psychiatry, 1971-1973. Staff psychiatrist Veterans Administration Hospital, 1971-1973.

      Unit director Menninger Foundation, 1973-1975, director admissions, 1975-1977, director continuing education, 1975-1978, director children's division, 1977-1987, vice president clinical network services, 1986-1992. Vice president psychiatric Children's Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, since 1992. Member child and adolescent committee National Association Private Psychiatric Hospitals, 1984-1988.

      Board directors Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, 1982-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. (subspecialty adult and administrative psychiatry).


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Captain United States Naval Reserve, 1966-1991. Fellow American Psychiatric Association. Member American Medical Association, American Academy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American College Physician Executives, American Association Psychiatric Services for Children (board directors 1985-1989), Shawnee County Medical Society (president 1987-1988), Oklahoma State Medical Association, Tulsa County Medical Society, Oklahoma Psychiatric Association, Association Child and Adolescent Hospitals (president 1981-1985).



    Photography, music, jogging, flying.


    • Married Maurine Adel Nissen, June 2, 1957. Children: Julie, Katherine Janssen Klaassen.
    • father: Erwin Fredrick Janssen
    • mother: Lydia Louise (Streng) Janssen
    • spouse: Maurine Adel Nissen
    • children: Julie Janssen
    • Katherine Janssen Klaassen Janssen
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