John Racy, MD

Professor, Psychiatry

John Racy, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Dr. Racy attended medical school at the American University at Beirut and completed his residency at the University of Rochester. Dr. Racy has published in transcultural psychiatry, especially of the Middle East. He has been the Director of Medical Student Education for 33 years and has won numerous awards and honors for excellence in medical student education.

Research/Clinical Interests

Medical Student Education, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy

Professional Affiliations

Distinguished Fellow: American Psychiatric AssociationThe American College of Psychiatrists Fellow

Selected Publications: 

Racy J.: Psychiatry in the Arab East. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Supplement, 211, 1-171. 1970.

Chalaby KS, Racy J: Psychotherapy with the Arab Patient. Shawn McLaughlin Publ. 1999.

  • MD: American University of Beirut, 1956
  • BA: American University of Beirut, 1952
Honors and Awards
  • 2020: Career Achievement in Psychiatry Award, Arizona Psychiatric Society
  • 2010: Training Director's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education, University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry
  • 2008 Humanism in Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • 2007: Howard E. Wulsin Excellence in Teaching Award, Arizona Psychiatric Society
  • 2006: Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • 2003: Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Psychiatry, 1959
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Child and Liason Psychiatry, 1960
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1975