W. Scott Griffies M.D., DFAPA, is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Medical Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine service at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He is boarded in General Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and is certified in psychoanalysis from the New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute. He recently relocated to Duke from New Orleans where he was faculty at LSU Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship for over 15 years. His main academic and clinical interest has been in the treatment and understanding of psychosomatic patients. While at LSU, he won numerous teaching awards and worked and directed services predominantly focused on psychiatric aspects of medical and surgical patients. He also served as the LSU Psychiatry Residency Director for 8 years through Hurricane Katrina. His most recent publication was “Non-mentalizing and Non-symbolizing Psychic Functions and Central Sensitization in Psychosomatic Patients”in From Soma to Symbol: Psychosomatic Conditions and Transformative Experiences, edited by Phyllis Sloate.