Paul R. Crosby, MD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Medical Officer Lindner Center of HOPE, Director, Center for Attentional Disorders University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Professor Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Crosby provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment to adolescents admitted to the inpatient adolescent unit and to children, adolescents, and young adults as outpatients. He also provides coverage and consultation at the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization program and at Sibcy House. He enjoys treating patients of all diagnoses and at all levels of severity. He manages the care for patients with diagnoses ranging from eating disorders to anxiety and mood disorders to severe psychosis to difficulties related to trauma and loss. In his daily interactions with his patients, he strives to also serve as a consultant to their families in their efforts to support their loved ones and chose effective treatment interventions.

As Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Services, Dr. Crosby provides general oversight for division activities, performing key administrative roles in the operation of Child and Adolescent Services.

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, and learning disabilities. He has made efforts 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. Since 2009, he has served on the professional advisory board for the Suburban Cincinnati CHADD chapter. He gives talks on topics related to ADHD and provides consultation to other providers regarding attentional 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 and in treating veterans at the VA Medical Center.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • ADD/ADHD and its comorbidities
  • Psychiatric management performance and motivation, especially as relates to athletes and creative and performing artists.
  • Human nutrition in mental health and disease
  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents
  • 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:

  • 1998 Urban Health Project Intern, Tender Mercies, Housing Community for the Homeless Mentally Ill, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati
  • 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


  • Dr. Crosby co-authored a Chapter about Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy in Adolescent Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics.
  • Honors and Awards:
  • Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – 2003
  • Professional Affiliations:
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Medical Association
  • International Society for Sports Psychiatry
  • CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • American College of Physician Executives