Department of Psychiatry
Message from the Chair
The practice of psychiatry is as much an understanding of science as it is a study of humanities and culture, as modern psychiatric practice combines the knowledge gained from neurochemistry, psychology, genetics, and the social sciences. Today's mental health professionals are challenged now more than ever to deliver state-of-the-art mental health care in a cost-efficient, yet, personal and meaningful way. It is our goal to keep the individual experience at the center of a system-based, patient-driven treatment plan that makes sense clinically and economically. With this challenge, the field of psychiatry is continuously evolving as we discover more about the chemistry of the brain, unfold the mysteries of the mind and embrace our true human spirits.
MetroHealth is one of the largest, most comprehensive health care providers in northeast Ohio. Our affiliation with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine provides an excellent scholarly foundation upon which to build. MetroHealth's Department of Psychiatry is composed of mental health professionals from various disciplines and together, we provide outpatient, inpatient and consultation/liaison services for patients of The MetroHealth System. We are honored to serve a diverse patient population from both the local neighborhoods as well as the greater Cleveland metropolitan area.
The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at MetroHealth is designed to teach residents about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric, emotional/cognitive and addictive disorders. Our hospital and community clinics provide a rich clinical training environment which is enhanced by the dedication and compassion of our teaching faculty.
It is an honor to lead this department in the mission of The MetroHealth System. I believe that—beyond our dedication to medical education and participating in relevant psychiatric research—the delivery of competent and compassionate mental health care, while celebrating the differences among us, is the most powerful impact we can make to promote the well-being of our community.
Ewald Horwath, PhD, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry