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 a person’s needs using a combination of medications/medical management, counseling, and healthy life behaviors to improve mental health.

When I work with patients, I evaluate their psychological functioning, medication adherence/side effects, academic and psychological functioning, sleep, exercise, nutrition, caffeine/nicotine/ alcohol/drug use, medical health; and provide treatment in the form of medications/medication management, counseling, and health life behaviors.

I use measurement based practice methods, and continuous improvement using clinical experience, keeping update on research 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 life-long 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 clinical skills, research, trust, compassion, while challenging oneself are important elements to improve knowledge and practice.

Professional Interests:

My clinical interests include technologies to provide large scale mental health, and using life strategies, counseling, and medication/medical management to improve mental 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 want to help others on a large scale for this reason I am involved in the following activities:

- OSU Silvercloud Implementation team. Silvercloud is an artificial intelligence based mental health treatment program.

-I write the monthly self help blog for college students called: This has reached over 50,000 page views, and is often featured in other parts of OSU, including OSU wellness app, and on other websites.

-I run the educational workshop series to help students use 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.

-I have provided media interviews on a variety of topics related to college mental health to outlets such as CNBC, Washington Post, Chronicles of Higher Education, etc.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

  • Chair Mental Health Section and 2023 Program Planning Committee, American College Health Association
  • OSU-CCS Research committee, Chair
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • OSU-CCS Eating Concerns Consultation Team

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 to others. I am a long term investor. I aim to better myself continuously.

I enjoy an active lifestyle including weight lifting, running/racing, golf, football, coaching children in various sports as a way to teach character and skills to succeed in life outside of sports.  I enjoy long term investing and learning, 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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