I specialize in both public and community psychiatry as well as physician education. I want to make sure the future of mental health care is focused on innovation, integration with physical health care, and quality services made available to people who need care and improved access. More specifically, I’m focused on advancing best medication practices for psychosis and improving the integration of physical and mental health care.
I always listen carefully to my patients’ needs and direct them to the best available care. By working at The Ohio State University, I know I’m doing my part to shape the future of medicine.
In my free time, I enjoy biking, gardening, traveling and visiting with others.
- Medical director for the Ohio Department of Mental Health for 17 years
- Chief of the Mental Health Clinic at the Ohio State Student Health Center for 17 years
- Chair of the Public and Community Mental Health Committee for the American Psychiatric Association
- President of the Ohio Psychiatric Association
- President of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Mental Health
- Community Psychiatry
- Mood Disorders
Education and Training
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
9/1/1963 - 6/30/1967
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL
7/1/1967 - 6/30/1968
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/1968 - 6/30/1971
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Psychiatry)
Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Svendsen has reported no relationships with companies or entities.