John Racy, MD

Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, Psychiatry

John Racy, MD was an Emeritus 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. His professional interests are in medical student education, couples therapy, and family therapy. 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.

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
  • Arizona Psychiatric Society Career Achievement in Psychiatry Award, 2020
  • Training Director's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education, University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry, 2010
  • 2008 Humanism in Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2008
  • Howard E. Wulsin Excellence in Teaching Award, Arizona Psychiatric Society, 2007
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2003
  • Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2006
  • 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