Britta K Ostermeyer, MD, MBA, FAPA
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Britta Ostermeyer, MD, MBA, FAPA

Dr. Ostermeyer is the Paul and Ruth Jonas Chair in Mental Health and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. She is also the Chief of Psychiatry for OU Medicine, the university’s hospital system, and is the Mental Health Authority for the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

She graduated from Hanover Medical School, in Hanover, Germany and completed her last two years of medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ostermeyer trained in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine followed by a residency in psychiatry at The New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. She completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and received her MBA degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Dr. Ostermeyer has a longstanding interest in administrative and forensic psychiatry and has published over 200 scholarly writings. She also received a number of teaching and service awards, including the 2007 Gold Award for Service Achievement and the 2019 George Tarjan Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the 2009 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Texas Hospital Association for integrated mental health services, and the 2019 Gordon Deckert Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at OU.