Barry Keith Herman, M.D., MMM

Barry Keith Herman, M.D., MMM

Chief Medical Officer, Mentavi Health

Barry Keith Herman, M.D., MMM, is a dual Board Certified Psychiatrist in both Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Mentavi Health, a national telemental health platform. He is also the co-founder of Metis Minds, Inc., a digital therapeutics health and wellness start-up company.

Barry has over 25 years of experience in executive and entrepreneurial roles within the managed care, pharmaceutical, and digital health industries. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to improving patient lives and making a positive impact in the mental health community. Barry’s clinical expertise, leadership experience, and commitment to advocacy have made him a respected figure in the field.

He began his professional journey as a clinician, providing comprehensive care to patients across various age groups. Barry established a successful multidisciplinary group practice in Austin, TX, which was later acquired by a prominent hospital system. During his time in Austin, he also served as the Medical Director of a 108-bed freestanding psychiatric hospital. Barry then transitioned into executive roles, holding positions such as Vice President and Corporate Medical Director of a regional provider-owned health plan and Corporate Market Medical Director for United Healthcare in South Texas.

In 2001, Barry joined Pfizer as a Senior Medical Director, embarking on a two-decade-long career in the pharmaceutical industry. He held leadership positions at Sanofi U.S., Sunovion, Shire, Ironshore, and Tris Pharma, culminating in his role as Chief Medical Officer at Tris Pharma. In March 2020, he embraced the emerging field of digital health and assumed the position of Chief Medical Officer at Atentiv Health, a digital health specialty provider focusing on the treatment of ADHD in children.

Apart from his professional endeavors, Barry has actively contributed to mental health advocacy and professional organizations. He has served on the boards of several NGOs and medical professional organizations, including the Boyer House Foundation, the Irwin Foundation, The National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals & Consumers, and the American Association of Practicing Psychiatrists. He has also held leadership positions within the American Psychiatric Association (APA), serving as an Assembly representative for 15 years and chairing the APA Assembly Committee of Representatives of Subspecialties and Sections (ACROSS).

Barry has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the field, including the 2017 APA Administrative Psychiatry Award and the 2022 APA Assembly Ronald A. Shellow Award. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of both the APA and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Barry is also a Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) and a lifetime member of the American Medical Association.

Barry completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Clark University and obtained his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He further specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through a Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. Additionally, Barry holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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