William M. Klykylo, MD

Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry


  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology: Psychiatry, 1980; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1983

Academic Interests

  • Autistic and other developmental disorders
  • Child psychiatry education
  • Communication disorders
  • Health care delivery systems

Representative Publications


Bienenfeld, D., et al (Klykylo, W.) Incentives for Teaching Psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry, 1997; 21:91-97.

Bienenfeld, D., Klykylo, W., Knapp, V. Process and Product: Development of Competency-Based Measures for Psychiatric Residency. Academic Psychiatry, 2000; 24:68-76.

Gillig, P.M., Markert, R., Bienenfeld, D., Klykylo, W., Rudisill, J., Kay, J., and Bourgeois, J. Community vs. Private Practice Psychiatrists: Lifestyle and Role as Related to Career Track. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Vol. 29, No. 2: 173-176, November 2001.

Bienenfeld, D., Klykylo, W., Lehrer, D. Closing the Loop: Assessing the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Competency Measures. Academic Psychiatry, 27:3, Fall 2003

Grunwald W, Morris M, Klykylo W, Cool D. Oxytocin Gene and Protein Analysis in Children. with Autism. FASEB J, 18:4 part I, A240, 175.1, 2004.

Sondheimer, AN, Klykylo WM. The Ethics Committees of the AACAP and the APA: History, Process, education, and Advocacy. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 17:1, Jan 2008

Klykylo K, Klykylo WM. ADHD in the Emergency Room. Psychiatry 2008, September, 2008

Mossman D,  Bowen MD, Vanness DJ, Bienenfeld D. Correll D, Kay J, Klykylo WM, Lehrer DS. Quantifying the Accuracy of Forensic Examiners in the Absence of a ‘‘Gold Standard.’’ Law Hum Behav: DOI 10.1007/s10979-009-9197-5 (22 September 2009)

Books, Chapters, and Invited Papers:

Klykylo W. English Translation of Eustachius' Opuscula Anatomica for Surgical Disorders of the Adrenal Gland, T.S. Harrison, et al.  Grune and Stratton, New York, 1975.

Wacksman J., Klykylo W., Schultz J.R.:  "Early Hypospadiac Surgery‑Psychological Indications and Surgical Results Using Optical Magnifications."  Current Urologic Therapy (Second Edition), Kaufman J.J., Ed., W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1986.

Maloney M.J. and Klykylo W.M.:  Teaching Pediatric Consultation.  In The Handbook of Training in Child Psychiatry.  Eds. R.L. Cohen and M.K. Dulcan, Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1987.

Klykylo, WM. Developing a Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In J. Kay, E. Silberman, L. Pessar, Eds. Handbook of Psychiatric Education and Faculty Development. American Psychiatric Press, Incorporated. 1999.

Klykylo, W.M. Comorbidity. In The Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy, Academic Press. 2002

Cowperthwaite, R., and Klykylo, W., Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Mental Retardation. Hospital Physician Psychiatry Board Review Manual, Vol. 6, Part 1. Turner White Communications, Wayne, PA, 2002.

Klykylo, W.M., Kay, J., Eds. Clinical Child Psychiatry, (First, Second, and)Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons, London, 2012. (Chapters “Initial Psychiatric Assessment” and “Assessment of Medically-Ill Children”)

Klykylo, W.M.: Communication Disorders. In Psychiatry, Second/Third/Fourth Editions, eds.: A. Tasman, J. Kay, J. Lieberman, et al, John Wiley & Sons, London, 2014

Klykylo W , Bowers R, Weston C, Jackson, J, Eds. Green’s Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Fifth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2013

Weston C, Klykylo W. The Initial Psychiatric Evaluation of Children and Adolescents. In Psychiatry, Fourth Edition, Eds.:  A.Tasman, J. KKay, J. Lieberman, John Wiley & Sons, London, 2014



Klykylo, W.M.: Review of John H. Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, Fourth Edition, American Journal of Psychiatry, 148:9, September 1991.

Klykylo, W.M.: Review of J. Zimmerman and G. Annis, Treatment Approaches with Suicidal Adolescents, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 35 (9), September 1996.

Klykylo, W.M.: Review of J. Solomon and C. George. Attachment Disorganization, American Journal of Psychiatry, May 2001.

Childhood Trauma: Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress (for OPPDSN website) http://www.pedpsychiatry.org/physician-resources/trauma/ , October, 2010

Childhood Anxiety Disorders(edited for OPPDSN website) http://www.pedpsychiatry.org/physician-resources/anxiety/, November, 2010

Education History

M.D., University of Michigan, 1970-75

Internship: Flexible Medicine/Family Practice, Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan, 1975-76

Residency: Psychiatric Resident I and II, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1976-78

Fellowship: Child Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, 1978-80

Laughlin Fellow: National Psychiatric Endowment Fund (American College of Psychiatry), 1980

 Professional service:

‑AACAP ‑ Child Psychiatry Training Committee            1985‑1990

              ‑Program Committee                                        1994‑1997

           ‑   Delegate to Assembly                                     1984‑87, 1990‑94‑

             - Ethics Committee (Chair1997-2000)‑           1997‑ present

              - CAPCCaD ‑                                                   1980‑Present

‑ABPN ‑ Examiner                                                     ‑   1988‑Present

         ‑ Recertification Committee                           ‑   1998‑2001

          ‑Content Outline Subcommittee                     ‑   1998‑2001

 ‑ACGME ‑ Specialist Site Visitor                              ‑   1992‑Present

P.R.I.T.E. Editorial Board                  ‑           1992‑1994 /C.P.R.I.T.E. Editorial Board-1994‑1995 (founding member)

-USMLE - Step II Psychiatry Committee                  -   2001-2003

 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Developmental Disorders, Primary Prevention Program Consultant-   1999 – 2005

Ohio Section, American Academy of Pediatrics,

            Task Force on Mental  Health Services          -   2003 – 2010

      Mental Health Learning Collaborative:           -   2012 – Present

            (Building Mental Wellness – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Expert)

Ohio Department of Mental Health

     CAP Task Force                                               2005 – 2006

      CCOE for MRDD/MH Advisory Board             2005 – present

     Task force for OPPDSN(PPN)                          2009- present

Ohio State Medical Board, Q.I.P. Consultant       2005 – 2014

Minds Matter                                                     2012 - 2016

 Manuscript Review:

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Cochrane Reviews



American Psychiatric Association                                                      ‑           1977 ‑ Present; Distinguished Fellow 1989( Life, 2011) 

Ohio Psychiatric Association                                                              -           1977 - Present

         Committee on Community CAP Training      -       2001 - present                                        

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry                  ‑           1979 ‑ Present; Distinguished Life Fellow, 2013

American Association for the Advancement of Science                    ‑           1985‑ Present

Society of Professors of Child Psychiatry‑     1991‑Present

Awards and Honors:

1966    ‑           Horace H. Rackham Undergraduate Fellowship, University of Michigan

1967    ‑           Phillips Prize in Classical Studies, University of Michigan

1970    ‑           Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Kelsey Award,

             -         Medical School Liaison Program, University of Michigan

1980    ‑           Laughlin Fellow, American College of Psychiatry

1988    ‑           Board Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

1989    ‑           Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association (Distinguished Life Fellow)

1993    ‑           Fellowship, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

1995    ‑           Nancy C.A. Roeske Award, American Psychiatric Association

1995    ‑           The Best Doctors in America (current)

1998    ‑           Recertification Committee, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology / American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology(through 2001)

2001                Step 2 Psychiatry Committee, U.S. Medical Licensure Examination

2002                Alpha Omega Alpha, Wright State University

2003                Career Achievement Award, Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University

2011-               Certificate of Achievement (OPPDSN), ODMH

2014-               Senior Faculty Award, Academy of Medicine, Wright State University

2014-               Faculty Mentor Award, W.S.U. Boonshoft School of Medicine

2016                 Career Achievement Award, Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University



University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry, Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Assisitant Training Director and Training Director, 1984-1991

WSU-BSOM, Department of Psychiatry, Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Training Director 1991 - 2012


Community Service:

ASA, Cincinnati Chapter, Consultant to the Board of Directors, 1984 ‑ 1991

Boys Hope/ Girls Hope (The Jesuit Program of Living and Learning, Inc.)      of Cincinnati, 1983‑ 2013

     a.    Board of Directors

     b.    Executive Committee

     c.    Boys Hope Program Committee ‑ Chair

University of Michigan Alumni Association ‑ 1979‑ present

     a.    Scholarship Committee

     b.    Alumni Interviewer

     c.    Medical School Admissions Committee, 2010-present         

White House Healthcare Reform Task Force, Mental Health Outreach Group, 1993

First Congressional District Healthcare Reform Task Force, 1993 – 1994

Bellarmine Chapel, cantor, 2007 - present

Quater Century Wireless Association, 1998 - present (Fifty-Year Award, 2013)

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