Kenneth Z. Altshuler

American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst

Kenneth Z. Altshuler (April 11, 1929 – January 6, 2021) was an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He was a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.[1] He was born in Paterson, New Jersey.

Kenneth Z. Altshuler
Born(1929-04-11)11 April 1929
Died6 January 2021(2021-01-06) (aged 91)
Known forPioneering in studying mentally ill patients with deafness and advancing mental health care in Dallas
Spouse(s)Ruth Sharp Altshuler
Scientific career
FieldsDeaf mental health care, Geriatric psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
InstitutionsColumbia University
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Altshuler died on January 6, 2021 in Dallas from problems caused by COVID-19 at aged 91.[2]


  1. "Altshuler appointed Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry after four decades at UTSW - CT Plus - UT Southwestern".
  2. "Dr. Kenneth Altshuler, champion of mental health causes in Dallas, dies at 91". Dallas News. 20 January 2021.