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Meet the Experts at UPMC Western Behavioral Health

If you or someone you love has a mental health issue, our team is here to help.

At UPMC Western Behavioral Health, you’ll receive personalized and caring treatment specifically created for you by mental health experts.

Your Care Team

Your mental health care team can include one or more of these experts:

  • Psychiatrists (MD/DO).
  • Psychologists (PhD/PsyD).
  • Psychiatric Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP).
  • Physician Assistants (PA).
  • Social Workers (MSW/LSW).
  • Nurses (RN).
  • Milieu Therapists (MT).
  • Peer support staff.

Our Psychiatry Leadership Team

The members of our psychiatric leadership team manage the Western Behavioral Health network. In that role, they:

  • Oversee care at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh.
  • Lead UPMC’s clinical psychiatry services across UPMC locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.
  • Partner with state and local governments to manage crisis services.
  • Direct the clinical care at over 85 outpatient programs and network-wide consult services.

Our leadership team includes:

Kenneth Nash, MD
Chief, Clinical Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Gina Perez, MD
Associate chief
UPMC Western Behavioral Health and Telepsychiatry

James Tew, MD
Associate chief
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Inpatient Clinical Services

Kadiamada Chengappa, MD
Service chief
Comprehensive Recovery Services

Jody Glance, MD
Clinical chief
Addiction Medicine Services

Abigail Schlesinger, MD
Service chief
Child and Adolescent Services and Outpatient Integrated Care

Ellen Whyte, MD
Clinical chief
Geriatric Mental Health

Jatinder Babbar, MD
Medical director
Adult Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Priya Gopalan, MD
Medical director
Consultation-Liaison Service and Specialized Integrated Care

Nolan Hughes, MD
Medical director
Mental Health Emergency Services

John Rozel, MD
Medical director
resolve Crisis Network

Need Care for Yourself or Someone You Love? Contact Us

For a mental health emergency, call 988.

For an appointment near you, call Western Behavioral Health’s main phone number at 1-877-624-4100 or 412-624-1000.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Call 412-624-1000 or toll free 1-877-624-4100.

Are you a resident of Allegheny County and in crisis?

Call our resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-796-8226. It’s free and open 24/7.

Or go to the resolve Crisis Services walk-in clinic:

333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide or self-harm:

Text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or call 800-273-8255.

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