About The Author

Ryan Patel

Ryan Patel, D.O. FAPA, is a college psychiatrist at The Ohio State University Office of Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is a sought-after speaker and consultant regarding young and emerging adult mental health in the public and private sectors.

He is a board member (2023-2025 term) of the American College Health Association and has served various leadership roles over the years, including chair of their Mental Health Section and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Patel has over ten years of experience working with college students and young professionals, using a personalized approach combining lifestyle strategies, medication, and counseling.

He has participated in numerous clinical research projects, committees, programs, media, and legislative efforts in the field of college mental health.

His self-help blog quickly reached over 120,000 page views. His nutrition, sleep, and exercise strategies for mental health workshop program is one of the most popular programs of its type at OSU.

Originally from Oklahoma, Dr. Patel graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology/Behavioral Neuroscience. He attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He received world-class training by completing his psychiatry residency training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he also served as a chief resident in psychiatry and received the Intern of the Year award. He was recognized for his service to the Cleveland Clinic Housestaff Association with a certificate of recognition. Dr. Patel is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Prior to joining OSU, Dr Patel served as a psychiatry section chief for Advocate Bromenn Medical Center and has experience in both office-based and hospital-based psychiatry, working with professionals, executives, and young adults.