Stephanie C. Eken, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist and pediatrician. Dr. Eken serves as regional medical director for Rogers Behavioral Health System’s partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs and as medical director of the Child Center. In addition, she provides medical leadership for Rogers’ pediatric OCD and anxiety disorder services.
Dr. Eken is a regular faculty member of the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, sponsored by the International OCD Foundation. She has lectured throughout the United States to professional, academic and lay audiences on a range of topics related to pediatric psychiatry. Her clinical interests include OCD and related disorders (hair-pulling disorder, skin-picking disorder, Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders), ADHD, depression, anxiety and other internalizing disorders. She is also interested in how the integration of technology can improve the quality of care, and serves as the physician liaison to the steering committee overseeing electronic health records implementation.
Dr. Eken has received a number of awards in recognition of her commitment to psychiatry and mental health advocacy. In 2006, she was named a Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatry. In 2008, Dr. Eken received the “Catcher in the Rye Award for Advocacy” from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a leading member of the Kentucky Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which was recognized for its advocacy efforts in the passage of anti-bullying legislation.
Dr. Eken received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2002. She served as chief resident and completed her triple-board residency training in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Kentucky in 2007.
Dr. Eken is a fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a board examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Eken is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also serves on the executive council of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association.