Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center, Internal Medicine
University of Rochester, Psychiatry
Dr. Strung completed a residency in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Resident before entering his psychiatry residency at the University of Rochester, where under the influence of John Romano and George Engel, he developed a strong commitment to the Biopsychosocial Model. Following residency, Dr. Strung was in private practice for 11 years before joining the medical school in 1993. An avid teacher, he served as the behavioral science coordinator for the family practice program for 15 years, psychiatry clerkship coordinator for six years, and has been active as a bedside and classroom teacher in the psychiatry residency program. He has won several program Teacher of the Year Awards and is the recipient of the Nancy A. Roeske (APA) Award for Teaching Excellence. Professional interests include anxiety and somatoform disorders, psychiatry in primary care, and the psychiatric medical record. Dr. Strung has served as Residency Program Director since 1999.