The Ohio State University
Chair of Ohio State’s Department of Psychiatry
Chief of Psychiatry for Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center
Former Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Medical
Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health, a joint position serving
Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Came to Ohio State from The University of Pittsburgh
What attracted me to Ohio State? The opportunity to advance psychiatry and behavioral health care nationally by improving the
quality of local behavioral health services here at Ohio State.
As the chair of Ohio State’s Department of Psychiatry, I am
committed to expanding the quality and quantity of our faculty
and staff to meet the ever-increasing need for these services in
central Ohio. Our initial success has strengthened my resolve to
continue developing comprehensive, state-of-the-art behavioral
health services relevant to individuals across each stage of life.
How am I advancing personalized health care at Ohio State? By working to integrate behavioral health services into general
medical settings, we aim to demonstrate that health cannot be
split into “physical” and “mental” categories. Suicide, for example, is
an especially important public health problem, warranting personalized
preventive efforts and a zero-tolerance approach that can be tested and
applied across our community, including in emergency departments and
primary care locations.
But for Ohio State... central Ohioans struggling with emotional, behavioral and addictive disorders would need to look beyond the boundaries of their community to receive personalized care.
Ohio State’s reputation for excellence is drawing world-class talent to Columbus. We have attracted more than 215 experts in 2 years, and 87 percent of central Ohio’s Best Doctors are Ohio State faculty. Through their skill and dedication, we are delivering on our promise to improve people’s lives, and giving central Ohioans access to the very best care.