Heather A. Dlugosz, MD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Dlugosz, a Lindner Center of HOPE staff psychiatrist,  is currently serving as Interim Medical Director of the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program. Her role on the Eating Disorders Treatment team has primarily been in the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, working with patients on the Cincinnati Children’s unit at Lindner Center of HOPE and in the outpatient practice. She embraces a collaborative, family centered approach to the assessment and treatment of children through emerging adulthood.

Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Dlugosz was an inpatient/outpatient attending child and adolescent psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. Dr. Dlugosz additionally has gained experience working as a contract psychiatrist for Children’s Diagnostic Center in Hamilton, Ohio and the Psychiatric Emergency Department at University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. A published clinician, Dr. Dlugosz co-authored Paliperidone: A new extended-release oral atypical antipsychotic and authored The Long-Term Effects of Hospitalization on the Development and Well-Being of Premature Infants.

Dr. Dlugosz began her residency training in general psychiatry at University Hospital in Cincinnati, completing her Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and then became Chief Resident in the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program at Cincinnati Children’s.
She also values the importance of teaching including having served previously as a clinical preceptor for the first year medical student interviewing course and most recently as a preceptor for the University of New England osteopathic 3rd year clerkship students interested in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Dlugosz is also an experienced presenter and has served in a variety of committees to enhance the programs she has served. She is also a current member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Adolescent psychiatry
  • College Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders
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Heather A. Dlugosz, MD


  • 2005 Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2001 Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude and Graduate of Honors program with Thesis, Albion College, Albion, Michigan

Internship and Residencies:

  • Chief Resident, Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009-2010
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008-2010
  • General Psychiatry Internship and Residency, University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005-2009

Licensure, Certification and Membership:

  • Ohio State Medical Board
  • Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
  • DEA Registration
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2010
  • Board Certified in Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry