GODEHARD OEPEN

GODEHARD OEPEN, M.D., PH.D., F.A.P.A.

Profession:

Psychiatrist

Office:

Riverchase

Office Phone:

205-444-0420

Office Fax:

205-403-0747

Education:

Albert Ludwigs University

Harvard University

Expertise:

Dr. Godehard Oepen was born and raised in West-Germany. He studied Medicine in Marburg, Fribourg/Switzerland, and Freiburg. After his term in the military, he completed a Residency Training in Neurology, obtained a PH.D. degree in Clinical Neurophysiology, and a second Residency Training in Psychiatry at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, where he then served as Senior Clinician and Associate Professor.

 

In 1989, Dr. Oepen continued his research and clinical activities in Boston at Harvard University, where he underwent another required residency training in American Psychiatry at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School (HMS), including a rotation in Behavioral Neurology at Beth Israel Hospital, HMS.

 

His more than 110 articles, book chapters and three edited books cover a wide range of topics, from neuropsychiatric illness (Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, MS, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder) to Borderline Personality Disorder, Psychopharmacology, and Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry.

 

After four years at the Bedford VA Hospital and two years as Medical Director of the Harvard North Shore Geriatric Psychiatry Program in Salem/MA, Dr. Oepen joined Alabama Psychiatric Services in 1999 and was Assistant Medical Director for Clinical Services and Education at APS until its closing on 2/13/2015, coordinating APS' CME Program and treatment quality issues, resulting in the publication of APS outcome data in two posters and two peer-reviewed articles. Since March 2015 Dr. Oepen has joined Grayson & Associates in their Riverchase office and providing inpatient care at St. Vincent's East.

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