Robert A. Bashford, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Associate Dean for Admissions, UNC School of Medicine





Phone (UNC): (919) 962-8331

Phone (Faculty Practice): (919) 445-0770




B.S., Pre-Medicine, North Carolina State University
M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
Residency, OB-GYN, North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Residency, Psychiatry, North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Fellowship, Child Psychiatry, UNC Hospitals (formerly North Carolina Memorial Hospital)


Summary Statement:

Dr. Bashford is Associate Dean for Admissions in the UNC School of Medicine.  He holds appointments as full Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry as well as in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He continues to teach residents in those departments and is Co-Director of the annual Neurosciences Course for second-year medical students and maintains a busy private clinical practice in Psychiatry.

Dr. Bashford also sees child psychiatry patients at the UNC Mental Health Specialists practice in Chapel Hill.


Representative Publications:

  1. Bashford, R.A., “Psychological Aspects of Infertility,” CNS Spectrum, 1998.
  2. Steege, John & Bashford, R.A., Chapter “Psychiatric Illness and Pain,” Pelvic Pain, 1997.
  3. Kuller JA, Katz VL, McMahon MJ, Wells SR, Bashford RA: Pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disease in pregnancy and lactation: fetal and neonatal effects. Obstetrics and Gynecology 87:789-794, 1996.
  4. Meyer, William; Bashford, Robert “Psychological Affects of Anonymous Egg Donation,” Fertility and Sterility, 2000.