Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Development and Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Oldham leads the medical staff and oversees research at Menninger, while at Baylor College of Medicine, he oversees clinical care, including the public psychiatry division of Harris County Hospital District and The Baylor Psychiatry Clinic. He is also the host of Mindscape, a podcast series
about mental health issues.
An expert in personality disorders and recognized internationally as a leader in psychiatric medicine, Dr. Oldham is board certified in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and forensic psychiatry.
Throughout his career, Dr. Oldham has been active in the American Psychiatric Association
, which serves more than 38,000 psychiatrists worldwide. He is currently serving a one-year term as president. He is also a member of the Personality and Personality Disorders Workgroup, which will make recommendations for changes to the forthcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
In 2010, Dr. Oldham began serving a two-year term as president of the American College of Psychiatrists
, which is limited to 750 practicing psychiatrists who have demonstrated outstanding competence in the field of psychiatry and who have achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership or teaching.
A prolific writer and educator, Dr. Oldham is senior editor of the Textbook of Personality Disorders and the Essentials of Personality Disorders. For more than 10 years, he has served as editor of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. In addition, he is an associate book editor for the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) and a member of the APPI Board of Directors.
Before joining Menninger in 2007, he served as professor and chairman of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and executive director of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.
At Columbia University, Dr. Oldham was the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor and acting chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. He also directed the New York State Psychiatric Institute and was chief medical officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health.
Dr. Oldham received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed psychiatric residency training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He completed psychoanalytic training at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center.