Richard S Epstein

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Richard S Epstein, M.D., of Potomac, died on May 8. He was 80. He was born in New York City to the late Philip and Dorothy Epstein. A graduate of Yale University and Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Epstein had a private practice in psychiatry for 51 years.

In forensic psychiatry, he was a part time faculty member at Georgetown University. He served as a peer reviewer for professional mental health journals, wrote the book “Keeping Boundaries,” as well as more than three dozen articles published in mental health journals.


Dr. Epstein served as president of several local psychiatric societies, and was trustee-at-large of the American Psychiatric Association.

He was a faithful member of Chabad and wrote a Torah which he donated to Chabad of Potomac in 2015.

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He is survived by his wife, Judith C Marcus; children, Rachel Fargason, M.D. (C. A. Fargason Jr. M.D.), Jonathan Epstein (Susan Schatten) and Jessica Epstein; grandchildren, James P Fargason, Talia Fargason, David Fargason, Julia Fargason, Raphael Epstein, Mira Epstein, Sarah Roth, Gabrielle Epstein-Toney and Nathaniel Epstein-Toney.

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