Dr. Olu Osoba, M.D is an Adjunct assitant Professor at Emory School of Medicine and Children's hospital at Scottish Rite and Eggleston. He is also an Attending Psychiatrist in private practice at Lakeview Hospital. Until moving back to GA in March 2012, he was the Interim Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Sister’s of Providence Health system in Holyoak, Massachusetts.
Prior to moving to Atlanta in 2008, Dr Osoba was the Head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Michigan.
Dr Osoba, who began his career with the Henry Ford Health System in 2004, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disorders in children especially in Pervasive Developmental disorders and has an interest in, ADHD, Learning disabilities, Velo-cardio facial syndrome and Cornelia De Lange syndrome.
Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Osoba came to the United States in 1998 to practice psychiatry after he received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, in Nigeria the oldest and most prestigious medical school in sub-saharan Africa. In the U.S., he completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Henry Ford Health System the health system with the largest graduate medical education program in the US. He then proceeded to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore which has consistently been ranked as the Number one Hospital in America by the US News and World report.Dr. Osoba has a long list of accolades. Dr. Osoba completed the Henry Ford Health System’s Leadership Academy, and is a certified parenting program instructor for the Love and Logic Institute. He regularly incorporates the Love and Logic techniques as part of his practice. He also completed a Pfizer Young Investigators Training Program. What’s more, Dr. Osoba for many years was a volunteer with the Henry Ford Health System, Department of Pediatrics School based program. In 2006, Dr. Osoba was honored by Hour Detroit magazine as one of the area’s Top Docs in both adult and child psychiatry categories. In 2005, Henry Ford Behavioral health residents honored him as Mentor of the Year. Dr. Osoba is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology both in General Adult Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
While at the Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Osoba supervised residents in their 3 month outpatient child psychiatry rotation in the 4th year as well as a child psychiatry elective rotation offered in the 2nd year. He also taught several didactic classes including eating disorders, psychosis in childhood and transition to fellowship training. He was also involved in supervising residents as part of their long-term psychotherapy training. During his time at Henry Ford the department developed the practice of the "Perfect care of Depression" which resulted in the department being recognized with the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige award for "the Perfect Depression Program, which uses an evidenced-based, integrated approach to address chronic depression". Dr Osoba incorporates these techniques in his practice today.
Dr Osoba enjoys working as part of a team as he believes this facilitates the delivery of quality care. Dr. Osoba continues to be actively involved with his community working closely and providing services to teenagers with substance abuse issues. He is the Medical Director of the Breakthrough recovery outreach a 50-bed residential substance abuse treatment program in Chamblee Georgia.
Certified Instructor in Love and Logic Parent management training