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 believe that every person is unique in who they are and adjust my treatment to meet their needs. I take a holistic approach to patient care, and customize treatment using a variety of formats including medications, counseling, and lifestyle strategies to improve health.

Because of my flexible approach, students find me easy to talk to and express their concerns.

I use measurement based practice methods, and evidence based medicine treatments. I believe that maximizing non medication options such as health habits and psychological techniques can help minimize need for prescription medications. I am comfortable managing complex medical and psychological needs.

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 can be reached at 614-292-5766.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am the chair of our research committee and am involved in various research projects that advance college student mental health.

Co-ordinate the psychiatry workshop series.

Participate in OSU Alcohol and other drug policy committee, OSU-CCS Eating disorder treatment team, TechReach (technology and outreach) committee.

I am a member of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association.

Education background:

Originally from Oklahoma, 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.

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 and spouse, enjoying an active lifestyle, process based investing, continuous self-improvement, and watching college football. I also enjoy trying to be a positive model and resource of good health for myself, family, friends and patients.

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