THADDEUS ULZEN, MD

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Professor

Department(s):
Medical Student Affairs
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Phone: (205) 348-1325

Email: tulzen@cchs.ua.edu

Thaddeus P. Ulzen, MD, FRCP(C), DFAPA, is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. He is also associate dean for Academic Affairs for the College. Ulzen is a physician with special interest in child and adolescent psychiatry and has more than 30 years of experience. In 2002, Ulzen was awarded the Nancy C. A. Roeske Certificate of Excellence in Medical Education by the American Psychiatric Association. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Yale/John & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health Award. From 2007 to 2008, he served as president of the Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America.

Ulzen earned his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School. He completed residency training at the University of Toronto. He is board certified in psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana Medical School and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Toronto.

His academic interests include disruptive behavior disorders, incarcerated adolescents, paranoid spectrum disorders, mental retardation and mental health consultation to primary care physicians and underserved geographical areas and the use of telemedicine in education and clinical service.

Ulzen and his wife, Ekua, have three children.

Selected bibliography:

Ulzen TP, Powers RE. A review of empirical evidence of somatic treatment options for the MI/DD population. Psychiatr Q. 2008;79:265-273.

Ulzen T, Hamilton H. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in incarcerated adolescents. Can Child Adolesc Psychiatr Rev. 2003;12:113-116.

Walter DA, de Groot CM, Ulzen TP, et al. A new teaching program. Telemedicine, psychiatric  residents and issues germane to managed care. Acad Psychiatry. 2000;24:209-213.

Ulzen TPM, Hamilton H. The nature and characteristics of psychiatric comorbidity in incarcerated adolescents. Can J Psychiatry. 1998;43:57-63.

Ulzen TPM, Carpentier R. The delusional parent: family and multisystemic issues. Can J Psychiatry. 1997;42:617-622.