Tristan Gorrindo, MD is the Director of Education and Deputy Medical Director for the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He oversees undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME), continuing medical education (CME), and maintenance of certification (MOC) for the APA.
In this role, he is responsible for the 400+ scientific sessions of the APA Annual Meetings, as well as 200+ activities in the APA’s online learning management system and the APA’s maintenance of certification books and Focus journal. Dr. Gorrindo’s passion is innovative education. He is committed to advancing the field of psychiatry by engaging millennial learners through novel learning formats. His team developed 10 new experiential learning formats for the APA’s Annual Meeting, including a shark-tank style hackathon, mock trials, participant debates, group-based simulations, and interactive maintenance of certification sessions. Additionally, he has extensive expertise in leveraging technology in education and online/distance learning. He is currently developing new blended learning curricula for psychiatrists and an online pulsed-learning platform. In 2015, Dr. Gorrindo’s Division provided over 570,000 hours of accredited education through online and live activities. In addition to program development, he is the APA’s liaison to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT), the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), and the Association of Academic Psychiatry (AAP). Housed within the Division of Education, he oversees the Office of HIV Psychiatry and the Office of Addiction Psychiatry. He is also the principle investigator in a $2.9M grant from CMS focusing on collaborative care training. Dr. Gorrindo regularly works with the APA’s Division of Government Relations and Division of Quality to provide advocacy strategy for federal legislation on issues related to medical education and to promote value-based care through funding of professional development. He has authored numerous publications examining the efficacy of novel educational tools and methods, the power of technology in medical education, and the role of technology in the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Gorrindo completed his clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and is board certified in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.