Title: Chief Medical Officer, President of the Medical Staff
Company: Clyde L Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center
Location: Jacksonville, Illinois, USA
Jonathan D. Colen, DO, FAPA, Chief Medical Officer and president of the medical staff at Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry.
Dr. Colen’s interest in psychiatry was sparked by personal experiences watching family members struggle to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. After years of witnessing up close and personal what can happen when people struggle with medication compliance and side effects, he wanted to be able to help patients and their families. Dr. Colen started on his career path by first earning an Associate’s of Arts in liberal arts and sciences from Long View Community College in 1987. He then received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and pre-med summa cum laude from Park University in 1989. Continuing with his education, he earned a Doctor of Osteopathy in osteopathic medicine from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 1994.
Dr. Colen’s most notable achievement was giving direct patient care. He was most proud of working towards the quality of care provided to the seriously mentally ill patient population. Since 2015, he has been the chief medical officer and president of the medical staff at Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Development Center. He has also held the position of board-certified adult psychiatrist at Choate Mental Health Center-Illinois DHS since 2013. He was previously an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and medical director of SIU School of Medicine from 2018 to 2019, a board-certified adult psychiatrist of Illini Medical Associates from 2011 to 2013 and from 2010 to 2011 a board-certified adult psychiatrist at Hannibal Clinic, to name a few. As a testament to his success, Dr. Colen was named Northeast Missouri Telehealth Network Provider of the Year in 2007 and Outstanding Senior Resident of general psychiatry by the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia from 2002 to 2003.
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