Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

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 a combination of healthy lifestyle strategies to improve mental health, counseling and medications as appropriate.

I use measurement based practice methods, and evidence based 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 others on a large scale for this reason I am involved in the following activities:

  • I write the monthly blog for with strategies to improve emotional health called: u.osu.edu/emotionalfitness.
  • I run the workshop series on Food Exercise and Sleep strategies for mental health.
  • I am the chair of our department’s research committee and I am involved in research to advance college mental health, teaching trainees and professionals.
  • I am a speaker at regional and national level on a variety of mental health topics; including at the American College Health Association.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

  • Ohio State Alcohol and Other Drug policy committee
  • Ohio State-CCS Eating Disorder Treatment Team
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • American College Health Association-mental health executive committee.

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 Ohio State, 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 to others. I aim to better myself continuously.

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

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

My Pronouns:

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