In support of Butler Hospital’s commitment to medical training and education and in honor of Dr. Patricia Recupero and her extensive service to Butler and the hospital’s academic mission, the hospital established The Dr. Patricia Recupero Psychiatry Resident Fund for Excellence in Clinical Education. The fund will provide support for second through fourth year psychiatry residents at Butler Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Grants will be awarded to residents with an interest in developing and implementing new clinical methods and/or administrative models used for training residents and medical students. Support could include funds for equipment, educational materials, technology, travel or other expenses related to attending professional conferences where residents would present their work, or other related needs.
This endowment fund honors Dr. Recupero’s legacy in residency training, an area in which she has made significant contributions throughout her distinguished career. The residents receiving these awards will have the opportunity to shape medical training for future generations of psychiatrists in our region and throughout the country.
About Dr. Patricia Recupero
Learn more about Dr. Recupero by hearing about her life and accomplishment from the people who know her best. In an award ceremony on June 3 honoring Dr. Recupero and officially announcing The Dr. Patricia Recupero Psychiatry Resident Fund for Excellence in Clinical Education, a video featuring Dr. Recupero’s family, friends and colleagues was shown to the audience.
Dr. Patricia Recupero has extensive experience in the field of mental health, serving Butler Hospital in both clinical and administrative roles since joining the staff in 1989. As president of Butler Hospital, Dr. Recupero focused her leadership on augmenting the clinical strengths of the hospital to secure its future while shepherding its academic research program to national prominence. She continues to serve Care New England as senior vice president for education and training, focusing on achieving excellence in medical education across the system.
Board certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, Pat also serves as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and has been named a member of Brown’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior since 1989, including serving as the psychiatry residency training director. Before joining Butler, Dr. Recupero was an accomplished attorney, engaged in an active practice as a litigator. She also served as a special assistant attorney general for the state of Rhode Island.
Dr. Recupero earned her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College and her Medical Doctor degree from Brown University. This dual education has enabled her to combine the practices of medicine and law to advocate for patients who struggle with mental illness, to challenge inequities in law that thwart critical healthcare for patients, and to improve the practice of forensic psychiatry.