Positions

Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Barbara and Corbin Robertson Jr. Endowed Chair for Personality Disorders
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, United States

Education

BS from Duke University
MS from Baylor College of Medicine
MD from Baylor College of Medicine
Internship at St. Luke's Hospital
Residency at Columbia University

Certifications

Diplomate in Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate in Forensic Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Interests

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Severe Personality Disorders

Professional Statement

John M. Oldham, M.D. is currently Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, and he holds the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Endowed Chair for Personality Disorders. Dr. Oldham previously served as Interim Chair of Psychiatry, and prior to that he served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Menninger Clinic. Earlier in his career, Dr. Oldham was Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor and Acting Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2002, Dr. Oldham became Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Executive Director of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, and he relocated to Houston in 2007.

Dr. Oldham is currently Secretary General of the American College of Psychiatrists. He is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association, Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, Past President of the New York County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, Past President of the South Carolina Psychiatric Association, Past President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and Past President of the Association for Research on Personality Disorders.

Dr. Oldham is actively involved in teaching and research. His research interests are focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with severe personality disorders. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, joint editor-in-chief of Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, joint editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders, and he has published extensively.

Selected Publications

  • Oldham JM, Morris LB. "The New Personality of Self-Portrait." 1995
  • Oldham JM, Skodol AE. "Personality and Personality Disorders, and the Passage of Time." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2013
  • Oldham JM, Skodol AE, Bender DS. "American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Personality Disorders, 2nd Edition." American Psychiatric Publishing,. 2014
  • Morey LC, Skodol AE, Oldham JM. "A Comparison of DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders and the Alternative Model for DSM-5 Personality Disorders." Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2014

Memberships

American College of Psychiatrists
American Psychiatric Association
Benjamin Rush Society
International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders