Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • R. Ryan Patel, D.O. FAPA R. Ryan Patel, D.O. FAPA

R. Ryan Patel, D.O., FAPA

  • Title: Psychiatrist
  • Phone: 614-292-5766

Therapeutic Style:

I take a holistic approach to patient care and personalize my treatment to the individual’s needs using healthy lifestyle strategies, counseling, and judicious use of medications.

I use measurement based practice methods, and evidence based medicine treatments. I am comfortable managing complex medication and psychological needs.

Because of my flexible, personalized and thorough approach, students find me easy to talk to and work with.

I strive to help students achieve their fullest potential and help set a path for continuous self-improvement.

Supervision Style:

I adjust my supervision appropriate to the trainee's level of training and areas of growth. I believe that trust, compassion, while challenging oneself are important elements to improve knowledge and practice.

Professional Interests:

My clinical interests include learning and advancing treatments of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, and wellness strategies for emotional health.

I am an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

I am passionate about helping as many people as I can, and for this reason, I write the monthly blog for with strategies to improve emotional health called:

I am involved in research to advance college mental health, teaching trainees and professionals.

I have given numerous regional and national presentations on advancing treatments in college mental health.

I can be reached at 614-292-5766.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

Within our department, I am the chair of our research committee; participate in TechReach (technology and outreach) committee; and co-ordinate the psychiatry workshop series.

Across the university, I am a member of the OSU Alcohol and Other Drug policy committee, OSU-CCS Eating Disorder Treatment Team, I am a member of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association; and an active member in the American College Health Association.

Education background:

Originally from Oklahoma and a lifelong Oklahoma Sooner, I graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in Zoology/Behavioral Neuroscience and attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.

I completed my psychiatry training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where I also served as a chief resident in psychiatry, and was awarded intern of the year; and received a certificate of recognition for service to the Cleveland Clinic Housestaff Association.

Prior to my position at OSU, I served as a psychiatry section chief for Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, and have experience in both office based and hospital based psychiatry.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include being a good parent, spouse, and a friend. I am an avid reader and strive to better myself.

I enjoy an active lifestyle including weight lifting, running, competitive racing, and golf.  I enjoy college football, especially the Buckeyes and Oklahoma Sooners!

I strive to be a positive model of health for myself and others.

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