Dr. Susan McElroy Named Lindner Center of HOPE Linda and Harry Fath Professor of Psychiatry

Professorship Created as a Result of Landmark Pledge by Fath Family


MASON, Ohio (UPDATED: 10.30.18) – Lindner Center of HOPE has announced Susan L. McElroy, MD, will be named the first Linda and Harry Fath Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. McElroy has been with the Center for more than 10 years and is also the chief research officer. The position was announced in  recognition of a $50 million pledge from Linda and Harry Fath.

“I’m honored to be named to this new role and excited about the Lindner Center of HOPE’s future,” said Dr. McElroy. “Thanks to the generous gifts from the Fath and Lindner families, we look forward to new opportunities in developing leading-edge research and patient care programs. At the same time, we will continue to work hard to remove barriers for those who lack access to mental healthcare and fight stigma through education.”

McElroy is a Global Leader in Psychiatry

Dr. McElroy oversees the Center’s numerous ongoing studies on mood, anxiety, eating and impulse control disorders, genetics and psychopharmacology.

She has published more than 400 scientific papers in leading psychiatry and psychology journals and is the 8th most-cited scientist in the world in those fields since 1996. Dr. McElroy is the editor or author of four scientific books, serves on the editorial boards of five medical journals and has authored more than 150 reviews and chapters in major psychiatric textbooks.

Dr. McElroy has received numerous honors including being recognized among the Best Mental Health Experts by Good Housekeeping Magazine; Best Doctors in America, and, as one of America’s Top Psychiatrists, by the Consumer Research Council. Additionally, she has received a number of national awards for her teaching and research efforts.

She completed her residency in psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts and her internship in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Her bachelorette degree is from Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) and she earned her MD from Cornell University Medical College (New York City, NY).

About the Lindner Center of HOPE
Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnerships with UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as their clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally.  Learn more at LindnerCenterofHope.org.