DR. KROPLICK's BIO
Lois Kroplick, DO, DFAPA is a Board Certified Psychiatrist in private practice
in Pomona, NY. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric
Association. She was one of the first women to graduate from NY College of
Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her residency at Long Island Jewish
Hillside Hospital, she worked for three years as Chief of Psychiatry at Weston
State Hospital in West Virginia. . After relocating back to NY, she served as an
attending psychiatrist at Rockland County Department of Mental Health (RCDMH)
Psychiatric Inpatient Unit for thirteen years from 1990-2003.
It was during her term as president of the West Hudson Psychiatric Society that
the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 took place. Dr. Kroplick organized the
psychiatrists of the district branch to provide free psychiatric care to the survivors.
In addition, she volunteered with Disaster Psychiatric Outreach working many
twelve hour days at Pier 94, where services were offered to the victims and first
responders of 9/11. The American Psychiatric Association recognized her disaster
related work by presenting her with “The BRUNO LIMA AWARD” in 2003.
Dr. Kroplick is the Founder and Past President of the Mental Health Coalition of
Rockland County, NY. The Coalition is an organization where professionals, family
members and patients volunteer their time and participate in educational programs
about mental illness. Dr. Kroplick has received several awards including
“THE EXEMPLARY PSYCHIATRIST AWARD” in 1998 by the National
Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for her work in organizing the Coalition and
helping to destigmatize mental illness.
Presently, Dr. Kroplick is on the executive board of both the Mental Health Coalition
of Rockland County and the West Hudson Psychiatric Society. For the past five years
she has served as the medical advisor to the Rockland County Depression and
Bipolar Support Group (R-DBSA).
Earlier this year, the NY State Osteopathic Medical Society chose Dr. Kroplick to
receive “THE 2014 PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD” for her community
work and disaster relief efforts after 9/11. She was the first psychiatrist to ever
receive this award.