Erik Messamore, MD, PhD is an expert in the fields of psychopharmacology, complex mood disorders, psychosis and schizophrenia.

His PhD is in Pharmacology, with an emphasis on neuropharmacology, and his early research was focused on the preclinical development of medications to treat Alzheimer’s disease. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois and completed a residency in Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. He is also the Medical Director of NEOMED’s Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center.

He is a seasoned clinician and accomplished scientist, with a passion for improving the lives of those affected by mental illness.

Academic Positions

  • Present2016

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio.

  • Present2016

    Medical Director, Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment Center

    Northeast Ohio Medical University

  • 20162014

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    University of Cincinnati

  • 20142001

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    Oregon Health & Science University

Education & Training

  • Residency 2001

    Psychiatry, board-certified

    Oregon Health & Science University

  • MD 1997

    Doctor of Medicine

    University of Illinois

  • Postdoc 1993

    Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Karolinska Institute, Sweden

  • PhD 1991

    Doctor of Philosophy, Pharmacology

    Southern Illinois University