AAIP Member Dr. Richard Livingston

September 13, 2021

Posted by Margaret Knight on 09/13/2021


Dr. Richard Lee Livingston was born in Pampa, Texas in October of 1949 and died on August 23, 2021. He tried his best to love God and most assuredly loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Madge Livingston and his sister Cindy Livingston Rambo, and is survived by his wife Elizabeth Livingston, his daughter Susannah Livingston (Christopher Bertram), his sons Connor and Andrew Livingston and his grandchildren Lee Livingston and Henry Greenberg, all of Little Rock.

He graduated from Little Rock Central, Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. Along the way, he worked as a schoolteacher and met and married the love of his life, Elizabeth. After a psychiatry residency at Washington University St. Louis, he was the first UAMS resident in child and adolescent psychiatry, then joined the UAMS faculty, becoming its second Director of Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. He later served as the Director of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry at the New Jersey Medical School, and in 2008 was named one of the state of Arkansas’s top doctors by the Arkansas Times.

 Richard’s Cherokee and Muskogee heritage led him to both active involvement in the Association of American Indian Physicians and time served on the Board of Directors at the American Indian Center of Arkansas. He was also Chairperson for the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee of American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Psychiatrists. Dr. Livingston had membership in the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science and was a fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in addition to founding the Arkansas Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serving as its first President.

He requests memorials to the scholarship fund for the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) in Oklahoma City or to the American Indian College Fund.

 AAIP extends its deepest condolences to his wife Elizabeth, children and grandchildren.