Paul R. Crosby, MD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Medical Officer; Medical Director, Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

In addition to his administrative duties as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Crosby provides psychiatric consultation to children, adolescents and young adults and their families. He spends part of his clinical time treating patients referred from around the country and internationally to the Sibcy House and Williams House units for comprehensive diagnostic assessment and treatment of their often complex and highly comorbid symptoms.

Dr. Crosby joined the medical staff at Lindner Center of HOPE for the opening of the center in 2008. In 2010, he founded the Center for Attentional Disorders in order to consolidate and coordinate efforts at the center to provide the best possible assessment and treatment for ADD/ADHD and the conditions that frequently accompany it such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, learning disabilities, and substance use disorders. He works to reduce stigma as well as to raise awareness of this often insidious illness and its tendency to undermine achievement and success in many facets of life, including learning, work, relationships, and health. Dr. Crosby serves on the professional advisory board for the Suburban Cincinnati CHADD chapter. He gives talks to professionals and members of the community on topics related to ADHD and provides consultation to other providers regarding attention difficulties and aspects of performance.

Prior to working at Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Crosby provided child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric services primarily for community mental health clients via the Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic in Traverse City, Michigan and the Manistee-Benzie Community Mental Health Center in Manistee and Benzie Counties, Michigan. While there, he managed the outpatient treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with moderate to severe mental illness including disorders of behavior, anxiety, and mood; psychosis; the effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma; and autistic-spectrum illness. Dr. Crosby has also spent time in private practice, in treating veterans at the VA Medical Center, and working with the homeless mentally ill population in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.


Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • ADD/ADHD and its comorbidities
  • Psychiatric assessment and management performance and motivation, especially as relates to athletes and creative and performing artists.
  • Human nutrition in mental health and disease
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacology
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Paul R. Crosby, MD


  • 1997 B.S. Nutrition Summa Cum Laude, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2001 M.D. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Internship and Residencies:

  • 2001-2004 Psychiatry Resident, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2004-2006 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


  • Full medical licenses held in Michigan and Ohio
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification:
    – Psychiatry 2007
    – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008


  • “Chapter 39: Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy” in Adolescent Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics, Gail B. Slap, M.D., editor. 2008.

Honors and Awards:

  • Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – 2003


Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Physician Leadership
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Medical Association
  • International Society for Sports Psychiatry
  • CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)