Robert Kowatch

Robert Kowatch, MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 355-8090

About Me

As a psychiatrist, I’m passionate about helping children and adolescents with sleep and mood disorders. When it comes to patient care, I believe in helping patients as much as possible to overcome their struggles with sleep and mood disorders.

Sleep is critically important and there is a large overlap between sleep and mood disorders. My background in both pediatric mood disorders and sleep medicine allows me to best help my patients. I am one of the few physicians in the nation who is board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and sleep disorders medicine.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State are the patients that I have the opportunity to work with every day.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my free time reading, watching movies, doing Pilates and Krav Maga.


  • Co-authored 14 book chapters, two books and more than 100 articles in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmachology, Archives of General Psychiatry and the Journal of Child Neurology
  • My research interests include pediatric mood and sleep disorders
  • Columbus Top Docs

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sleep Medicine Specialty
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education and Training


Hospital of The University Of Pennsylvania
7/1/1981 - 6/30/1983


Child Psychiatry
Hahnemann University Hospital
7/1/1983 - 6/30/1985

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Child/Adolescent)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Psychiatry)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Sleep Medicine)

My Department


My Division

General 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 12/20/2018, Dr. Kowatch has reported no relationships with companies or entities.