Bruce Pfohl completed a psychiatric residency at the
University of Iowa and joined the faculty in 1981.  He is
currently a professor of psychiatry in the University of
Iowa College of Medicine.  He has published over 85
papers and book chapters.  He has long been
interested in the diagnosis and assessment of
personality disorder and how the presence of
personality disorder influences the course and
outcome of other psychiatric disorders.  

He served on the American Psychiatric Association’s
Personality Disorder Workgroup responsible for
revision of the personality disorders section of DSM-

Bruce lives in Iowa City with his wife, Judy, and enjoys
biking through the Iowa countryside by day, scanning
the Iowa skies with his telescope for deep space
objects at night, and listening to jazz and National
Public Radio anytime.