Parkview Doctor Named Distinguished Fellow By American Psychiatric Association

April 27, 2024 at 1:00 a.m.
Matthew Runyan
Matthew Runyan


FORT WAYNE – Dr. Matthew Runyan, section chief of Parkview Physicians Group – psychiatry and medical director of inpatient services for Parkview Behavioral Health Institute, has been named a Distinguished Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the world's leading psychiatric organization.
Runyan is the first Parkview psychiatrist to earn the elite designation from the APA and one of only about 50 physicians in Indiana to receive the title.
Distinguished fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the profession in at least five areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement and/or clinical excellence. It is the highest membership honor bestowed by the APA.
"Dr. Runyan is not just an exceptional physician, working with our patients to address their mental health needs, he's also a great leader for our entire psychiatry team," said Dr. Ahsan Mahmood, physician executive for Parkview Behavioral Health Institute. "Being named a Distinguished Fellow is a major accomplishment and it reflects the excellent care and contributions Dr. Runyan has made to the psychiatric community."
Runyan received his bachelor's degree from Anderson University in 2005 and completed his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2010. He completed a four-year psychiatry residency with the I.U. School of Medicine before joining Parkview in July 2015. In 2018, he was named section chief of inpatient psychiatry, and in 2020 he became medical director of inpatient psychiatry for Parkview Behavioral Health Institute.
In his role with Parkview, Runyan treats adult inpatients for conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse and other acute psychiatric conditions. As the inpatient section chief, he oversees all psychiatric adult, youth, emergency and consultation services.
In the community, Dr. Runyan has served on the board at Erin's House for Grieving Children in Fort Wayne for the past seven years and volunteers as an expert facilitator for the adult and teen support groups.
He received the Volunteer of the Year award from Erin's House in 2023.

FORT WAYNE – Dr. Matthew Runyan, section chief of Parkview Physicians Group – psychiatry and medical director of inpatient services for Parkview Behavioral Health Institute, has been named a Distinguished Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the world's leading psychiatric organization.
Runyan is the first Parkview psychiatrist to earn the elite designation from the APA and one of only about 50 physicians in Indiana to receive the title.
Distinguished fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the profession in at least five areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement and/or clinical excellence. It is the highest membership honor bestowed by the APA.
"Dr. Runyan is not just an exceptional physician, working with our patients to address their mental health needs, he's also a great leader for our entire psychiatry team," said Dr. Ahsan Mahmood, physician executive for Parkview Behavioral Health Institute. "Being named a Distinguished Fellow is a major accomplishment and it reflects the excellent care and contributions Dr. Runyan has made to the psychiatric community."
Runyan received his bachelor's degree from Anderson University in 2005 and completed his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2010. He completed a four-year psychiatry residency with the I.U. School of Medicine before joining Parkview in July 2015. In 2018, he was named section chief of inpatient psychiatry, and in 2020 he became medical director of inpatient psychiatry for Parkview Behavioral Health Institute.
In his role with Parkview, Runyan treats adult inpatients for conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse and other acute psychiatric conditions. As the inpatient section chief, he oversees all psychiatric adult, youth, emergency and consultation services.
In the community, Dr. Runyan has served on the board at Erin's House for Grieving Children in Fort Wayne for the past seven years and volunteers as an expert facilitator for the adult and teen support groups.
He received the Volunteer of the Year award from Erin's House in 2023.

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