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John Campo

John V. Campo, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry

John Campo, MD, a nationally recognized expert in child and adolescent psychiatry, was named chair of the College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry in 2012. 

Dr. Campo has been at Ohio State since 2006, and is the former director 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 served as interim chair of Ohio State’s Department of Psychiatry in 2011. Dr. Campo is also director of Psychiatry at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center and professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Pediatrics.

Charles J. Lockwood, MD, former dean of Ohio State’s College of Medicine, said Dr. 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,” says Dr. 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.”

Steven G. Gabbe, MD, CEO of the Medical Center, anticipates Dr. 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,” says Dr. Gabbe. “We’re very excited about his new role here at Ohio State.”

Dr. 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.

Click here to link to the YouTube video of the remarks given by Drs. Gabbe, Lockwood and Campo.



Please join John Campo, M.D., Chair of psychiatry at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and other mental health professionals as they discuss the issues affecting mental health care at “Silent Suffering: A Community Forum” on Monday, December 7 at 6pm at the Ohio Union (see flier at link below for details).  This very important conversation is following a six-day planned series on suicide by The Columbus Dispatch.  The Community Forum is partnership with the Ohio State University Medical Center, The Columbus Dispatch and the Columbus Foundation.” 


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