|Born||March 18, 1919|
(m. after 2001)
|Education||University of Illinois (M.D.)|
|Field||Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis|
|Institutions||Cook County Hospital|
Tulane University School of Medicine
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute
Irwin M. Marcus (born March 18, 1919) is an American board certified psychiatrist, neurologist, psychoanalyst, medical educator, artist and sculptor. He has been a practicing psychiatrist, sex therapist, marriage counselor, psychoanalyst, child psychiatrist and family counselor for over six decades. Marcus started the Child Psychiatry Program at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1952, he is a Founder and former President of the New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at LSU School of Medicine, and is considered a psychoanalytic scholar.
In June 2012, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry named Marcus a Distinguished and Life Member. He is also a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Marcus was married to Dorothy Elrod, sister of Chicago politician and judge Richard Elrod. He is currently married to former journalist Angela Hill.
He turned 100 in March 2019.
Marcus is a World War II veteran. The day after attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Army as a neurologist and psychiatrist.
Marcus's writings are reflected in his authorship or co-authorship in hundreds of published medical articles, chapters and books on various aspects of sex therapy, marriage counseling, child psychiatry, family counseling, psychoanalysis and medical education, as well as ethical, socio-economic and philosophic discussions in these fields.