Dr. Reich attended medical school at the University of Colorado and did his residency in psychiatry at the University of California at Davis. He then went to Yale Medical School, where he was a National Institute of Mental Health fellow in psychiatric epidemiology, a Bush fellow in public policy, completed a master of public health, and was a staff physician. He was then an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa, and then assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was later associate professor of psychiatry at Brown Medical School. Currently in private practice in San Francisco, Dr. Reich is a lecturer at the Harvard Combined Department of Psychiatry, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California Medical School at San Francisco. He is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry and is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Reich has had a long interest in anxiety disorders and personality disorders and the overlap between the two. He has conducted research on nosology, course and treatment of anxiety disorders and nosology of personality disorders. He has published reviews on the effect of personality disorders on the outcome of Axis I disorders and developed an instrument to measure family history of the DSM anxiety and personality disorder clusters. He has numerous publications and has lectured both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Reich founded the Association for Research in Personality Disorders and served as its president, treasurer, and membership chair. He currently is a member of the board. Dr. Reich is also on the board of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. He is a member, regular presenter, and has conducted committee work for the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. He was a consultant to the DSM committees on personality, and anxiety and is a reviewer for a number of journals. Dr. Reich is a member of a team that regularly supervises medical students and psychiatry residents.