Dr. Oldham specializes in personality disorders and is recognized internationally as a leader in psychiatric medicine, receiving numerous awards and honors. He served from 2007-2016 as Chief of Staff at Menninger and returned in November 2018 to serve on an interim basis, leading the faculty, education and research. He also served formerly as Executive Vice Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Nationally, he has served psychiatric organizations in many capacities during his career, including as past president of the American Psychiatric Association and past president of the American College of Psychiatrists. He was recently inducted as a fellow in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland.
A prolific writer and educator, Dr. Oldham is senior editor of the Textbook of Personality Disorders, now in its second edition. For more than 20 years, he has served as editor of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. In addition, he is editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders and joint editor-in-chief of Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation.
Before joining The Menninger Clinic staff in 2007, he was professor and chairman of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and executive director of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Oldham received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed psychiatric residency training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.