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Steven Jewell, MD

Director, Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology; The Lois C. Orr Endowed Chair in Pediatric Psychiatry

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Dr. Jewell is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and director of the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jewell is also the inaugural chair holder of The Lois C. Orr Endowed Chair in Pediatric Psychiatry. He’s been in practice since 1974. A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, he completed his internship in pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for Children in St. Louis, Missouri; his fellowship in child psychiatry at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago; and his residency in general psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. Dr. Jewell’s special areas of interest include patient care, professional education, advocacy and scholarship. He is certified in adult and child psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He advocates on behalf of families raising children with severe mental illness as a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, for which he previously served on the Ohio board of trustees. He also advocates on behalf of practicing psychiatrists through his involvement with the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (past board member) and the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (past president). Additionally, he’s given countless presentations and lectures in his areas of expertise, and is a professor of psychiatry at Northeastern Ohio Medical University. 

Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology
Medical School:
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Il
Pediatrics: Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for Children, St. Louis, MO; General Psychiatry: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
Child Psychiatry: Northwestern-McGaw Medical Center/Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Board Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Academic Appointments:
Professor of Psychiatry Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • American Association of Community Psychiatrists 
Special Interests:
Advocacy for families raising children with severe mental illness
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