Dr. Steven Jewell named Distinguished Fellow by American Psychiatric Association - News Article

Dr. Steven Jewell named Distinguished Fellow by American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Steven Jewell named Distinguished Fellow by American Psychiatric Association

Child Guidance & Family Solutions (CG&FS) is pleased to announce that Steven Jewell, MD, DLFAPA, Pediatric Psychiatrist, has been inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The fellowship was awarded at the APA’s annual meeting in Toronto on Monday May 18, 2015. The APA is the world’s largest psychiatric organization with a membership of more than 36,000 psychiatrists. Members work to provide treatment and care for all mental disorders, including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders.

Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon members. It is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence. Psychiatrists must be a General Member or Fellow of the APA for eight consecutive years, and be certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology or other certifying boards.

Dr. Jewell said: “I am pleased to be given this recognition by the APA. To be recognized by my peers for excellence in my life’s work is truly humbling.”

Dr. Jewell is Vice President and Medical Director at CG&FS. He is board certified in both Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and has more than 40 years of experience in the field of psychiatry. As Medical Director, Dr. Jewell not only supervises psychiatric staff and agency-wide administration, but also performs psychiatric evaluations and manages patient medications.

Additionally, Dr. Jewell is the Associate Training Director for the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Child Psychiatry Fellowship. He serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NEOMED, working closely with the other fellowship faculty at Akron Children's Hospital and directing the second year of training in community child psychiatry. He is also the consulting psychiatrist for all FIRST teams across the state of Ohio, which provide psychiatric care for individuals with first-episode psychosis. The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at NEOMED and its partners have established early identification and treatment of psychotic illness programs, called FIRST.

Dr. Jewell is on the Steering Committee of the Pediatric Psychiatry Network which provides a statewide network of consultation by child and adolescent psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. Ohio youth benefit from access to quality psychotherapy and diagnostic support as well as medication management and care-coordination.

Dr. Jewell is also part of an initiative to ensure that young children are not over-prescribed powerful psychotropic medications. He serves on the Clinical Advisory Panel of the Ohio Minds Matter: The State of Ohio works with healthcare leaders and medical professionals to improve prescribing of psychotropic medications to young children who are part of the Medicaid population.