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Keith Stowell, MD, MSPH, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Keith R. Stowell, MD, MSPH, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC). Prior to joining UBHC, Dr. Stowell served as Associate Chief of Clinical Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Western Psychiatric Hospital, where he had oversight of Psychiatric Emergency Services, the resolve Crisis Network, the Emergency Department telepsychiatry program, and the network admissions office. In this capacity, he oversaw 15,000 psychiatric emergency department visits per year, over 100,000 patient crisis contacts, and 2,000 hospital admissions.


Dr. Stowell attended medical school at the University of Maryland. He completed a residency in psychiatry and a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Western Psychiatric Hospital and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Upstate Medical University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His academic areas of interest include teaching emergency psychiatry principles to emergency medicine practitioners, suicide risk assessment, and management of agitation. Dr. Stowell is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, and the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. He recently completed a term as the President of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and served on the Advisory Committee on Emergency Room Treatment & Behavioral Health for the State of Pennsylvania.