Wayne Lewis Creelman, M.D. - Background
Born in Connecticut, Wayne Creelman, M.D. received his undergraduate degree in biology, philosophy and theology from Boston College. Dr. Creelman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College. Dr. Creelman has had a lifelong interest in biology, religion and philosophy. Teaching at Boston College High School for a year, he then attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Finishing an internship at Hartford Hospital (Connecticut) he went on to complete Psychiatric Residency at The Institute of Living where he founded the Psychopharmacology Consultation Service and served as an assistant service chief. While a resident at the Institute, Dr. Creelman also worked at Yale University and with David Gross, M.D. From 1982 until 1986 Dr. Creelman was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Teaching Faculty and Residency Training Program mentor and module Director in Psychopharmacology at the Institute of Living. After this, he assumed a position as a Clinical Assistant and then Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine (1986-1994). He then matriculated to Tulane University to finish his degree in Health Management in the Tulane School of Public Health. He directed for eight years Psychopharmacology at the Maine Medical Center. At Maine he was Chief of Psychopharmacology, director of psychiatric research and an administrator of both the inpatient and outpatient divisions. In addition to Clinical and Administrative work in Psychiatry, Dr. Creelman also successfully conducted several phase three drug trials in psychopharmacology.
He was then recruited to Buffalo, New York where he held the progressive positions of Corporate Medical Director/COO of the BryLin Hospitals, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Millard Fillmore Health System and President/Corporate Medical Director of the Western New York Behavioral Medicine and Psychotherapies, PLLC. An Associate Clinical Professorship at the State University of New York allowed for resident supervision and psychopharmacology teaching. In addition to his leadership in the Department of Psychiatry and the Medical Center, Dr Creelman built a successful psychiatry and addictions program at BryLin with 10 full-time and 30 part – time physicians in his Department. He led JCAHO survey preparation and oversaw all clinical, administrative, managerial, research and educational activities. He also mentored medical directors and psychiatric residents and other health professionals.
Prior to joining the University of Florida faculty in September of 2006, Dr. Creelman was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Psychiatry Clerkship Director at the Grand Rapids Campus, Behavioral Medical Director for Care Choices HMO of Michigan and EVP/Chief Medical Officer at the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Again, in keeping with his interest in both medicine/biology and religion/philosophy he was named Chief Integrity Officer.
As an a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry Dr. Creelman splits his time between supervising residents and teaching psychopharmacology in the UF Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Shands Medical Plaza and serving as the Medical Executive Director at the Northeast Florida State Hospital in MacClenny overseeing the clinical operations of a 600+ bed state psychiatric facility with the executive oversight of 196 full time clinical/administrative employees. This is a very important State of Florida position which Dr. Creelman has expanded in scope from clinical care to improve training of University of Florida College of Medicine, medical students, University of Florida Psychiatry Residents, and University of Florida Forensic Fellows. As a result of his efforts in integrating his role as Medical Executive Director at MacClenny with those of the University of Florida College of Medicine, he was appointed Professor & Chief of the Division of Community Psychiatry. He has also been a University of Florida Shands Teaching Hospital attending in Gainesville where he sees private patients and is the attending of a very popular Psychiatry Resident teaching clinic.
Residency - Psychiatry
Master of Medical Management
- Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology