Santa Monica psychiatrist Maria T. Lymberis, M.D., was named the 2014 recipient of the California Medical Association (CMA) Gary S. Nye, M.D., Award in recognition of her 30 years of leadership in the area of physician well-being.
This award, given annually during the association's House of Delegates meeting, was established in 2009 in recognition of Dr. Nye, who has been a leader in bringing attention to and developing solutions to the issue of physician impairment and rehabilitation.
Dr. Lymberis' career has been defined by a commitment to the development and defense of ethical medical standards. For the past three decades, she has also worked on issues involving physician health, rehabilitation of physicians and malpractice prevention.
Dr. Lymberis has been in full-time solo private practice specializing in psychotherapy in Santa Monica, California since 1970. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Lymberis is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and a graduate psychoanalyst of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, where she taught for over 20 years as a senior faculty member. She is also a senior expert consultant for the Medical Board of California. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Lymberis is the founder and president of two nonprofit organizations: Hellenic American Psychiatric Association and The Psychiatric Education and Research Foundation.