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Jacob Robert Fishman

administrator , educator , investor , psychiatrist , corporate executive

Jacob Robert Fishman, American psychiatrist, administrator, educator, corporate executive, investor. Recipient Gold medal award, Phi Lambda Kappa Medical Society.


Fishman, Jacob Robert was born on August 6, 1930 in New York City. Son of Samuel and Fannie (Goldin) Fishman.


AB, Columbia University, 1952. Postgraduate, New School Social Research, 1952. Postgraduate, New York University, 1952.

Doctor of Medicine, Boston University, 1956.


Intern, medicine Einstein College Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1956—1957, resident psychiatry, 1957—1959. Research psychiatrist National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1959—1962. Attending psychiatrist District of Columbia General Hospital, 1962—1968.

Professor, psychiatry Howard University College Medicine, Washington, 1962—1971. Director Howard District of Columbia Comprehensive Mental Health Center, 1966—1968. Member District of Columbia Public Health Advisory Council, 1966—1968.

Founder National Capital Day Care Association, board directors, 1966—1968, Center Human Services, 1967—1975, Webster College, Washington, 1971—1975, DePaul Hospital, New Orleans, 1973—1978, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, 1971—1978, Cincinnati Mental Health Institute, 1971—1978. President Center Human Services, 1968—1974, Human Service Group, 1971—1978, Horizon Mental Health Group Inc., 1981—1984, Cumberland Psychiatric Hospital, 1979—1984. Chairman board, president University Research Corporation, Washington, 1968—1978, American Health Services Inc., 1971—1978.

Chairman, psychiatry Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 1978—1981. Chairman board directors American Mental Health Group Inc., American Health Group Inc. Board directors Create Inc., Entertainment Concepts Inc., First Grafton Corporation, Medical Services Corporation Inc., American Health Group Inc., Maryland Treatment Centers Inc., Potomac Healthcare Foundation.

President American Healthcare Management, LLC. Management director Riverside Hospital, Washington. Attending psychiatrist Freedman's Hospital, Washington Veterans Hospital.

Director American Health Group, since 1985. Board editors National Journal Research Crime and Delinquency, 1965—1971. Consultant federal agencies United States Congress, Numerous Private Corps.

Visiting lecturer Johns Hopkins, Northwestern University.


  • Contributor articles to numerous professional journals.


Fellow: American Association Social Psychiatry, American Public Health Association. Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Association New Careers Human Services (vice chairman 1965-1970), American Council Alcoholism, American Medical Society Alcoholism and Other Addictive Drugs, District of Columbia Public Health Association (Distinguished Service award), Potomac Psychiatric Associates (president since 1978), District of Columbia Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association.


Married Tamar Hendel Fishman, June 1, 1958. Children: Marc Judah, Risa Esther Fishman-Kapit, Zalman Schneur, Rebecca Anne.

Samuel Fishman

Fannie (Goldin) Fishman

Tamar Hendel Fishman

Marc Judah Fishman

Risa Esther Fishman-Kapit Fishman

Zalman Schneur Fishman

Rebecca Anne Fishman