Director of the Center for Studies on Phenomenology and Psychiatry at the Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile. I am also Full Professor of Psychiatry at the oldest university of the country, University of Chile, from which I am retired since 2011
Minibio: Dr. Doerr was born in Chile in 1936. He studied medicine at the University of Chile, and made his training in psychiatry and neurology in Santiago, Madrid, Freiburg im Breisgau and Heidelberg. His closest teachers were Juan José López-Ibor Sr., in Madrid and Hubertus Tellenbach, in Heidelberg. His stay in Germany was enabled by scholarships from the German Service for Academic Interchange (DAAD) and the Humboldt Foundation. After his return to Chile he was hired by the University of Concepción and later, by the University of Chile in Santiago, where he became Full Professor in 1983. Simultaneously with his academic career he has always worked in the General Psychiatric Hospital of Santiago, becoming Chief of Ward in 1992. At the same time he has first participated and then directed the Postgraduate Training Unit of the same hospital, in which own residents and also residents from other universities, like University of Chile, University of Santiago and Diego Portales University have been trained since 1981. During the last ten years this training centre has received several residents from other countries, like Argentina (5), Brazil (6), Colombia (2), France (2), Germany (2), Peru (1) and Uruguay (1), whose stays lasted between one month and three years. He has participated as speaker and/or lecturer in 185 national and 187 international meetings. He has published 201 articles, most of them in scientific journals (134) and some as book chapters (67) appeared above all in Germany, Chile and Spain. He has also published five books. The first one is entitled “Anthropological Psychiatry” (1995, 1997).The second one is “Lived Time and Lived Space: Contribution to a Phenomenological Anthropology” (1996). The third one is a translation into Spanish of the famous Duino Elegies by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, with the corresponding interpretations of each one of the poems (2000, 2002). The fourth is the translation and interpretation of the 55 Sonnets to Orpheus of the same poet (2002). These two books about Rilke’s poetry appeared also in Spain in the Editorial Visor (2002 and 2004 respectively). The last one, entitled “The Word and the Music” (2007), contains different essays about anthropological questions, such as suffering, mourning, melancholy, death and suicide. This book was translated into German and published by the Editorial Königshausen & Neumann (2011). During thirteen years (1981-1993) he was Editor in Chief of the Chilean Journal of Psychiatry and Neurology, founded in 1947. He serves on the editorial board of several international journals, among others on Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría (Madrid) and Acta Psiquiátrica y Psicológica de América Latina (Buenos Aires). He has performed as Visiting Professor of the universities of Bern, Buenos Aires, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Madrid and Paris. He has been honoured with several national prizes and one international: the Prize granted by “Dr. Margrit Egnér Foundation” (linked to the University of Zürich) for his contributions to “a more human and ethical psychiatry”. In 1999 he was appointed as Member of the Chilean Academy of Medicine. In 2001 he was named “Master of Psychiatry” by the Chilean Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, founded in 1938. In 2002 he was appointed Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia, Spain. Since 2013 he rules a Centre for Studies in Phenomenology and Psychiatry at the Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile.