Ian Stevenson, M.D.
Professor of Research
Division of Personality Studies

Address

University of Virginia Health System
Department of Psychiatric Medicine
Division of Personality Studies
Box  800152
Charlottesville, VA  22908
Phone:  434/924-2281
Fax:  434/924-1712

Education

  • University of St. Andrews, Scotland: 1937 - 1939
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada: B.Sc., 1942
  • McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Canada, M.D., C.M., 1943

Training

  • Internship and Residency, Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada, 1944-1945
  • Internship and Residency, St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, 1945 - 1946
  • Fellow in Internal Medicine, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana; Concurrently, Denis Fellow in Biochemistry, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1946 - 1947
  • Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Medicine, Cornell University medical College and the New York Hospital, New York, New York: training and research in psychosomatic medicine, 1947 - 1949
  • New Orleans and Washington Psychoanalytic Institutes, Graduate, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, 1951 - 1958

Professional Appointments

  • 2002 - present: Research Professor of Psychiatry
  • 1967-2001 : Carlson Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1967-2001: Director, Division of Personality Studies, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1957 - 1967: Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1957 - 1967: Psychiatrist in Chief, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1952 - 1957: Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949 - 1952: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Certifications

  •  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Licensure

  •  Virginia

Research

Research Interests: children who claim to remember previous lives, near-death experiences, apparitions (death-bed visions), mind-brain problem, survival of human personality after death

Current Publications

 

Professional Activities

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Psychiatric Association (Life Fellow)
  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • American Society for Psychical Research
  • Royal Society of Medicine (Overseas Fellow)
  • Society for Psychical Research (London), president, 1988 - 1989; vice president, 1989 - present
  • Society for Scientific Exploration (Member of Founding Committee) (Council Member, 1980 - 1996)
  • Virginia Quarterly Review, Board of Advisory Editors, 1958 - 1983