Ferdnand Osuagwu

Ferdnand Osuagwu, M.D.

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  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

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Ferdnand Osuagwu, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Osuagwu was attracted to the field of psychiatry because he loves listening to people and the stories of their life. “My job affords me the opportunity to watch my patients grow as I continue to care for them,” he said.

Philosophy of Care

To Dr. Osuagwu, the most satisfying part of his job is helping to change the trajectory of children when they struggle, and seeing them thrive.

“I am a firm believer of using the bio-psycho-social model, and I typically seek out the psychosocial stressors and organic abnormalities that may be creating the current problem that my patient is struggling with,” said Dr. Osuagwu. “Things like family dynamics and interpersonal relationships may need to be addressed with interventions like psychotherapy in order to get the best results. Medication is an important tool, but should be used prudently after addressing the issues that are creating psychosocial stressors.”

Dr. Osuagwu strives to act as an advocate for all of his patients. “I have my patients’ best interests at heart all the time,” he said.

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Osuagwu is certified in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and also performs transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS.

In his free time, Dr. Osuagwu loves to play chess and soccer, and enjoys watching sports. He has three children: Vanessa, Sharon and Ferdnand, Jr.


  • Male

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MyMichigan Medical Group

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Board Certified

  • Psychiatry


  • English


Medical School

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE


Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, PSYCHIATRY


University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

Year Began Practicing

  • 2017

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Psychodermatology
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders and Bereavement
  • Intellectual Disabiltiy
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Disorders Related to Trauma
  • Disruptive Behaviors Disorders
  • Psychiatric Disorders (due to a medical condition)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions
  • World Psychiatric Association
  • Michigan Psychiatric Society
  • American College of Radiology Imaging Network
  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association


"The most satisfying part of my job is helping to change the trajectory of children when they struggle, and seeing them thrive."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MyMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

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  • Psychiatry

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Certificate of Appreciation by the American Psychiatric Association Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families-2016-2018
  • Research excellence award Department of Psychiatry, Central Michigan University-2017
  • Central Michigan University College of Medicine Research Symposium award-2017
  • American Psychiatric Association Diversity Fellowship Award winner-2016
  • Outstanding Contributions award winner by American College of Radiology Imaging Network-2008
  • JoAnn D’Amato Award of Excellence winner by American College of Radiology Imaging Network-2007
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship-2005
  • Macarthur Foundation Award – Winner-2003


Research Intrests

Dr. Osuagwu has authored and co-authored many publications. View his work:

Book Publications

  • Jafferany M, Franca K, Osuagwu FC, Cardoso J, Castillo DE, Enos C, Curley EC, Ferreira B, Keuthen N, Kim AY, Lotti T, Reis JP, Shapiro J, Shenfelt PD. Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder): Clinical Characteristics, Psychological Interventions and Emotional Effects. 2017. Nova Science Pub Inc. New York

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