Director, Mood Disorders Program The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is seeking an exceptional academic clinician/physician scholar with proven leadership skills to become the next program director of the Mood Disorders Program. The world is changing. Medicine is changing. We are leading the way.
This committed leader will:
Ensure that the Ohio State University College of Medicine provides exceptional and distinctive care for patients with mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.
Build upon and sustain incredible achievements in the clinical care of treatment-resistant depression.
Build upon and sustain innovative research, particularly extramural research from the National Institutes of Health.
Mentor and develop faculty with clinical and/or research interest in mood disorders, including providing opportunities for faculty to become recognized experts in depression, bipolar disorder, and/or suicide prevention at the regional and national level and become funded investigators through extramural grants.
Provide specialized clinical and research training opportunities for inter-professional trainees, including psychiatry residents, fellows, and psychology interns.
Lead the program across all levels of care (crisis/emergency, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient) and at multiple settings.
Implement new programs and initiatives to enhance patient care.
Recruit and retain top talent.
Enhance patient volume, safety and quality care.
Enhance philanthropic endeavors of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health with a focus on depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention.
Develop a clinical and research program of distinction in mood disorders and/or suicide prevention.
The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: The Ohio State Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health has a long and respected tradition of excellence in clinical care, research and education. Under the new leadership of K. Luan Phan, MD as chair, the department is composed of five specialty divisions and boasts one of the largest, most diverse faculty in the region; the department has over 100 primary faculty.
The Department’s clinical and research activity in depression and bipolar disorders is robust:
Interventional psychiatry service dedicated to treatment resistant depression (electroconvulsive therapy/ECT, transcranial magnetic stimulation/TMS, intravenous and intranasal ketamine).
Women’s mental health service dedicated to peri-partum and post-partum depression and bipolar disorder.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy clinical service and certified therapist training for relapse prevention.
Phase II and III clinical trials for treatment resistant depression and bipolar disorder.
A dedicated and expandable 12-bed inpatient unit for treatment resistant depression.
Of the 100+ faculty members in the department, there are over 20 full-time, primary faculty focused on the treatment and/or research of depression and bipolar disorders.
Membership in the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC).
Ohio State believes in the power of research to transform patient care, and supports our Psychiatry and Behavioral Health scientists with incredible resources through the department’s clinical research core (CRC) inclusive of an active clinical trials unit, through the department’s partnership with the Institute for Behavioral Medical Research, the Childhood Mood Disorders Lab, and the other departments within the Neurological Institute. As a department within one of America’s largest teaching hospitals, we enjoy access to a remarkable array of specialists. The department offers leading- edge training programs, including an adult residency program, multiple fellowship programs, psychology practicum and internship programs, post-doctoral training, a social work externship, and multiple nurse training programs.
Our faculty and trainees receive the benefit of our diverse, dynamic treatment and research centers that serve wide and various patient populations. Our facilities are recognized as among the best in the region and include:
OSU Harding Hospital: The region’s most diverse, expert and comprehensive provider of psychiatric and behavioral healthcare for adults, older adults, and adolescents with 91 inpatient beds.
Talbot Hall: High quality, comprehensive addiction recovery services provided by specialists using the latest techniques and evidence-based interventions with 25 inpatient beds.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital/NCH: Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion is the largest comprehensive care facility for youth with psychiatric disorders anywhere in the country. Its accountable care organization, Partners for Kids, provides services to over 330,000 young people in 34 Ohio counties.
Dodd Hall: This 60-bed facility provides nationally ranked inpatient rehabilitation services and cutting-edge research in traumatic brain injury.
University Hospital: With more than 600 beds, this hospital is a major referral center for patients from throughout Ohio and the Midwest.
Brain and Spine Hospital: An 87-bed hospital dedicated to centralized care and collaborative research.
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: An innovative, 306-bed cancer center is one of the largest centers in the U.S. and the only freestanding cancer hospital in the Midwest.
The Ohio State University College of Medicine: The Ohio State University College of Medicine is the only academic medical center in central Ohio and is known for curricular innovation, pioneering research and outstanding patient care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. With 2,000-plus faculty members, the college comprises 19 clinical departments, seven basic science departments and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, located in one of the most comprehensive health sciences campuses in America – with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine in close proximity – is part of The Ohio State University campus. This proximity fosters collaborations with other university departments, which makes Ohio State unique in its potential to promote scientific partnerships and to directly translate research discoveries into new medical therapies and technologies. We offer dual-degree programs such as MD/MBA, MD/JD, MD/PhD and MD/MHA in collaboration with the Fisher College of Business, the College of Law and the College of Public Health.
U.S. News & World Report ranked our College of Medicine 39th in the nation for Best Medical Schools: Primary and 30th for Research
More than 800 residents and fellows train in more than 60 accredited residency programs each year
More than 14,000 College of Medicine MD and residency program graduates practice in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center consists of The Ohio State University Health System (OSUHS), the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library and the Faculty Group Practice. As the Midwest’s highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care according to University Health System Consortium, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to continuously setting the standard for world-class care.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is earning international distinction in several programs, including cancer, critical care, heart, imaging, neurosciences and transplantation. These programs, and key research programs in behavioral health, biomedical informatics and human genetics, are important in providing science- based and individually tailored patient care. In addition, we offer clinical care in virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty through a unified physician practice, representing more than 1,500 pre-eminent physicians. Seven hospitals and a network of community-based offices and care centers manage more than 1.91 million patient visits each year.
The medical center has more than 20 research centers and institutes, along with 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and branch campuses of The Ohio State University. As part of the medical school campus, multiple core facilities exist to facilitate high impact basic, translational and clinical research. These different centers provide integrated research that brings forth a collaborative environment of investigators from multiple fields. Separate from these centers, a Center for Genomic Medicine is present at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
U.S. News & World Report ranked specialties
#1 ranked hospital in central Ohio
#3 ranked Ear, Nose & Throat program
#20 ranked Cancer program
#36 ranked Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
#40 ranked Nephrology
Best Hospitals List 27 consecutive years
$3 billion investment in our new strategic plan, which provides infrastructure for exponential growth over the next five years, including:
Building a new state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Research Facility, an Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center, an 880-bed hospital tower, multiple ambulatory surgery centers and a contemporary College of Medicine designed to foster interprofessional learning
Adding world-class talent with a goal to hire more than 500 new faculty physicians and researchers
The Ohio State University: Founded in 1870 as part of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s largest major comprehensive public research universities, serving more than 68,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. With more than 37,000 full-time equivalent employees, Ohio State is Ohio’s fourth-largest employer. Located in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus, it is a major educational and economic force through its teaching, research and service mission. With more than 575,000 living alumni around the world, the university community is vast and diverse, having an impact on our global society in education, research and public service.
The university’s high-quality academic programs are extensive. There are 18 colleges and schools at Ohio State that collectively grant undergraduate degrees in more than 200 majors. The university’s more than 53,000 undergraduates have broad opportunities to major in the arts, architecture, biological sciences, business, communication, education, engineering, food, agricultural and environmental sciences, human ecology, humanities, nursing, mathematics, physical sciences, music, natural resources, public health, social and behavioral sciences, social work, and health and rehabilitation sciences. Graduate-professional programs include these areas as well as dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. A large undergraduate population across multiple majors and fields offers the opportunity for broad-based local research in multiple areas.
One of Ohio’s greatest assets, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the flagship teaching and research institution in the state. The institution provides a distinctive educational experience for students and pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that brings together scholars from diverse disciplines to solve key problems in society.
About Columbus: Columbus, Ohio’s capital city (14th largest city in the country) has it all. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife – Columbus is a friendly Midwestern city with metropolitan style. Columbus is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry and eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping.
Qualifications for Director, Mood Disorders Program:
At minimum, 5 to 10 years of strong faculty clinical, academic and mentorship experience.
Psychiatrist or Clinical Psychologist.
National reputation related to mood disorders and/or suicide.
Strong track record of clinical and research excellence.
An active research program in basic, translational, clinical or health services research in mood disorders and/or suicide.
Demonstrated leadership skills in building innovative programs.
Commitment to recruitment, development and retention of women, underserved minorities, and those with disability status.
Qualified for academic appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
Eligible for Ohio licensure.
For consideration, please send CV along with a cover letter to: Trevor Bethel, FASPR | Manager, Physician and Faculty Recruitment | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.