Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD

Psychiatrist in Chief and Founding President and CEO – Emeritus
Lindner Center of HOPE

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, is Craig and Frances Lindner Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. Dr. Keck has conducted extensive research in bipolar disorder and clinical psychopharmacology, supported by grants from the NIMH, NARSAD, the Stanley Foundation, the Marriott Foundation, and industry. Since 1996, he has been in the top 10 of the most cited scientists in the world publishing in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Keck received his MD with honors from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.  He served his internship in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.  Dr. Keck remained on faculty at McLean and Harvard before joining the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati in 1991.

Dr. Keck is the author of over 400 scientific papers in leading medical journals.  He has also contributed over 200 reviews and chapters to major psychiatric textbooks, and is the editor or author of 6 scientific books.

Dr. Keck is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Gerald Klerman Young Investigator Award from the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA); the Gerald Klerman Senior Investigator Award from the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA); the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI); the Philip Isenberg Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School; the Nancy C A Roeske Certificate for medical student education from the American Psychiatric Association; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; the Wyeth-Ayerst AADPRT Mentorship Award; two Communicator Awards for Continuing Medical Education; the Outstanding Physician Partner Award of the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine; and two Golden Apple Teaching Awards from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is listed as one of the Best Doctors in Cincinnati by Cincinnati Magazine; The Best Doctors in America, a directory of the top one percent of physicians in the United States as rated by their peers; and is listed among The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by ScienceWatch.

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Major Research Interests:

  • Novel psychopharmacologic agents in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders
  • Phenomenology, epidemiology, biological abnormalities and treatment of bipolar disorders.
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome and related side effects of antipsychotic agents.

Presentation Topics:

  • Mental Health in general
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology



  • 1979 A.B. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 1983 M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Internship and Residencies:

  • 1983-1984 Internship in Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 1984-1987 Resident in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts

Research Fellowships:

  • 1981 Research Award, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases
  • 1983 Fellowship, Tucker Foundation, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 1987-1989 Fellowship, Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Program, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA


  • Director, Biological Psychiatry Program Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


  • 1985-1991 Massachusetts License Registration
  • 1987-1989 New Hampshire License Registration
  • 1991 Ohio License Registration No. 61382
  • 1991 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology