COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dr. John V. Campo, a nationally recognized expert in
child and adolescent psychiatry, has been named chair of The Ohio State
University College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. The appointment is
pending final approval of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees.
Campo has been at Ohio
State since 2006 and is the former
chief of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and medical director
of pediatric behavioral health, a joint position serving Nationwide Children’s
Hospital and Ohio
State. He has served as
interim chair of Ohio
State’s Department of
Psychiatry since January 2011. Campo also will be chief of psychiatry at Ohio State’s
Wexner Medical Center
and hold the title of professor of clinical psychiatry and clinical pediatrics.
Dr. Charles J. Lockwood, dean of Ohio
State’s College of Medicine,
said Campo has a national reputation for developing mental health programs that
deliver high quality results.
“John’s demonstrated expertise as a clinician,
researcher and administrator have led to many successful initiatives that have
improved the mental health care of patients of all ages,” said Lockwood, who
made the appointment. “John is widely respected as a colleague and distinguished
leader who works collaboratively with community mental health programs, private
industry and government agencies to nurture a better understanding of our most
challenging and vexing mental health issues.”
Dr. Steven G. Gabbe, CEO of the Wexner Medical
Campo’s leadership will expand the national recognition of the department of
psychiatry. “John has dedicated his career to improving the lives of people
with mental illness, and he is committed to advancing the treatment of
psychiatric conditions in children and adults,” said Gabbe. “We’re very excited
about his new role here at Ohio
Campo completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania
and residencies in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia, and in general and
child and adolescent psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
of the University
of Pittsburgh. He is
board certified in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
His research interests include the relationship
between medically unexplained physical symptoms and emotional disorders, the
delivery of evidence-based behavioral health interventions, and the integration
of mental health services into primary care medical settings.
He has been recognized by America’s
Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America
and as a NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist. In addition, he is a recipient of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry’s Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award.
Department of Psychiatry and OSU Harding Hospital
provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services to
the central Ohio
community. Treatment programs are available for people of all ages, including
children and adolescents in collaboration with Nationwide Children’s.
David Crawford, Wexner
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