Leah Casuto, MD

Staff Psychiatrist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Casuto is a member of the adolescent treatment team, though she works with patients of all ages. A portion of her time is devoted to research. Her areas of specialty include bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety spectrum disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder.

For more than 20 years Dr. Casuto has practiced psychiatry. In addition to serving patients and families in treatment settings, she has also served as a researcher and teacher in the field. She has extensive experience in community mental health serving as a staff psychiatrist for a number of facilities in Greater Cincinnati. She also has an interest in treating artists managing their mood symptoms without compromising their creativity or productivity. Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Casuto focused on child, adolescent and adult therapy and psychopharmacology as an independent practitioner in a private practice.

As a researcher, Dr. Casuto is the principal investigator of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Research Program.  Currently, her work involves oversight of Deep TMS investigational treatments of nicotine addiction and OCD.  Also, she has worked as co-investigator on studies examining the treatments of binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition, she served as co-investigator on a study of children at high risk of bipolar disorder.

Dr. Casuto has co-authored several journal articles. She is affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

She is a Research Assistant Professor, affiliated within the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and adjunct assistant professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.  She is the director of clinical education of third year medical students in the research institute at Lindner Center of HOPE.
In service to the community, Dr. Casuto has also served on the board of Hamilton County NAMI.

Areas of Specialty

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Spectrum Disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression


  • 1984 B.A. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1990 M.D. University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky

Fellowship and Residency:

  • Clinical Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Psychiatry Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Licensure and Certification:

  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Ohio State Medical License
  • Kentucky State Medical License
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (recertified in 2006)