Williams House Announces New Medical Director

136C. Stephen Edwards, MD, has been named Medical Director of Williams House at Lindner Center of HOPE. Dr. Edwards has been a member of Lindner Center of HOPE’s Medical Staff since opening, serving as Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and most recently Medical Director of the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorder Program and Medical Director of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Acute and Partial Units at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Given his experience and training, Dr. Edwards played a critical role in the programming and development of Williams House and is looking forward to participating in the day-to-day clinical care on the unit.

Dr. Edwards is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and board eligible in pediatrics. He specializes in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Edwards served as Medical Director for the Adolescent Sexual Offender and Child Abuse-Reactive Residential Programs and Acute Children’s Units at River Park Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He also served in private practice at the New Hope Christian Counseling Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Edwards’ other clinical positions have included serving as Medical Director for the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program at River Park Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia; Medical Director for the Adolescent Partial Program at Charter Ridge Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky; volunteer faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky; and assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.