Linda J. Lang, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Christiana Care Health System.
Dr. Lang joined Christiana Care in August as medical director of Behavioral Health Acute Care Services and through her leadership has continued to develop and integrate the service line as part of Christiana Care’s strategic redesign.
Dr. Lang has 25 years of experience as a psychiatrist with expertise in academic and administrative psychiatry, eating disorders, women’s health, graduate medical education, geropsychiatry and integrative medicine. She brings leadership strength in strategic planning, program development, staff recruitment, peer review and supervision, and direct clinical management of adolescents and adults.
Dr. Lang comes to Christiana Care from Princeton Healthcare System, Princeton, N.J., where she led the development and growth of new crisis emergency services, eating-disorder inpatient and outpatient services, and psychosomatic medicine services, and supervised psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists and medical students. She was involved in recruiting new physicians, designing and developing new programs and marketing to the community.
Previously, she held leadership positions at Carrier Clinic, Belle Mead, N.J., where as interim chair of psychiatry she oversaw all medical affairs including performance improvement, cost containment, strategic planning, recruitment and preparation for successful Joint Commission surveys. She also has held leadership posts in inpatient psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J., and in geropsychiatry at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pa.
Dr. Lang is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Teaching Award from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Nurses Choice Award from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, the Torch Award for patient satisfaction from Princeton Health Care System on multiple occasions and the Meade Johnson Award for Superior Academic Achievement from New York Medical College.
Following completion of her medical degree, Dr. Lang completed one year of clinical work at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Hackensack Medical Center and her internship and residency at New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.
She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has a Suboxone Certification. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.