Richard H. Gilchrist, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Richard H. Gilchrist, MD

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Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3275
FX: (614) 722-3285

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Richard H. Gilchrist, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is triple-board certified in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and pediatrics. He obtained his medical degree at The Ohio State University, followed by residencies at the University of Cincinnati (psychiatry), Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (pediatrics), and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh (child and adolescent psychiatry). Dr Gilchrist’s interests include psychosomatic medicine and psychopharmacology. After establishing the pediatric consultation liaison service at Nationwide Children’s shortly after his arrival, he has applied his skills to the inpatient psychiatric care of youth at OSU-Harding Hospital.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/09/1995


  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1996


  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1997


  • UPMC Mercy Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000


  • Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic at UPMC
    Date Completed: 06/30/2003


  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


  • Psychiatry


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 10/01/2006


  • • Fontanella, C. A., Hiance, D. L., Gilchrist, R., Bridge, J., Weston, D., & Campo, J.V. 2014. Quality of Care for Medicaid-Enrolled Youth with Bipolar Disorders.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Vol. 41, no. 3. (April): 1-13.
  • Campo JV, Gilchrist RH. 2010. Chapter 18: Gastrointestinal Disorders. In Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine. 1st ed. Edited by Shaw RJ, DeMaso DR. Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc..
  • Rhoads,Jesse,C; Votolato,Nicholas,A; Young,James,L; Gilchrist,Richard,H. 2010. The successful use of right unilateral ultra-brief pulse electroconvulsive therapy in an adolescent with catatonia.  BRAIN STIMULATION. Vol. 3, no. 1. (January): 51-53.
  • Lofthouse N, Gilchrist R, Splaingard M. 2009. Mood-related Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents.  Child Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. Vol. 18, no. 4. (January): 839-916.
  • Campo JV, Gilchrist RH. 2009. Psychiatric Comorbidity and Functional Abdominal Pain.  Psychiatric Annals. Vol. 38, no. 5. (January): 283-287.
  • Gilchrist RH, Arnold LE. 2008. Long-term Efficacy of ADHD Pharmacotherapy in Children.  Psychiatric Annals. Vol. 38, no. 1. (January): 52-57.
  • Gilchrist,Richard,H; Arnold,L,Eugene. 2008. Long-term efficacy of ADHD pharmacotherapy in children (Reprinted).  PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS. Vol. 38, no. 1. (January): 52-57.
  • Gilchrist RH, Arnold EL. 2008. Long-term efficacy of ADHD pharmacotherapy in children.  Pediatr Ann.. Vol. 37, no. 1. (January): 46-51.
  • Handen,Benjamin,L; Gilchrist,Richard. 2006. Practitioner review: Psychopharmacology in children and adolescents with mental retardation.  JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY. Vol. 47, no. 9. (September): 871-882.
  • Handen,B.L,Gilchrist,R. 2006. Chapter 6 Mental Retardation. In Treatment of Childhood disorders. 3rd ed. Edited by Mash EJ, Barkley RA. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Davis WB, Perel JM, Brent DA, Axelson DA, Rudoph GR, Gilchrist R, Nuss S, Birmaher B. 2006. Acute antidepressant response and plasma levels of bupropion and metabolites in a pediatric-aged sample: An exploratory study.  The Drug Monit. Vol. 28, no. January: 190-198.
  • Handen B, Gilchrist RH. 2006. Practitioner Review.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol. 47, no. 9. (January): 871-872.
  • Daviss WB, Perel JM, Rudolph GR, Axelson DA, Gilchrist R, Nuss S, Birmaher B, Brent DA. 2005. Steady-state pharmacokinetics of bupropion SR in juvenile patients.  Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol. 4, no. 44. (April): 349-357.
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