Kenneth Clatyon Nash, MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Nash is an ABPN Certified Psychiatrist with additional specialty certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Professor within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry, Interim Chief of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurology, and as the Chief of Clinical Services at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He oversees 210 psychiatrists and psychologists at fourteen UPMC hospitals with a total of 434 inpatient psychiatry beds, consultations services, and over 85 ambulatory programs. Dr. Nash is a leader in transforming the way behavioral health services are provided through innovative models of care such as physical health/behavioral health integration, telemedicine, peer support, and digital therapy. He is the consulting psychiatrist to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins.


In addition to being an accomplished clinician, clinical administrator, and educator, he conducts innovative research and programming related to the delivery of behavioral health services to children. With support from the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) he has led the development and implementation of the Youth and Family Training Institute and the Pennsylvania System of Care (PA SOC) Partnership. These initiatives bring youth, families, systems, and supports together to find effective and efficient strategies that improve outcomes for youth and their families who have complex behavioral health challenges along with involvement in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare system(s).

Education & Training

  • BA, Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 1986
  • MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1990
  • Internship, Pediatrics & General Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1990-1991
  • Residency, General & Child Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1991-1993
  • Fellowship, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1993-1995
  • Master of Medical Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002-2006

Academic and Research Interests

  • Peer support