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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Psychiatrist joins inpatient staff at Franciscan St. Francis Health

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Christopher J. Dull, MD, JD, has joined Franciscan Physician Network and will serve as a psychiatric liaison to clinicians who provide care to inpatients at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis.

He joins Beth A. Johnson, MD, and they work with patients having a primary medical diagnosis and whose accompanying psychiatric symptoms complicate their care. This liaison service was developed in 2015 based on data showing that many patients discharged each year have a secondary psychiatric diagnosis.

Dr. Dull most previously served as medical director of the geropsychiatry unit at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and Skyline Medical Center. He was the owner of Hopeways, an addiction psychiatry practice in Franklin, Tennessee.

A Diplomate with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he received an undergraduate degree in Spanish literature from the University of Michigan and earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Dr. Dull completed an internship in internal medicine and residency training in psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Dull has been the recipient of many academic and professional honors, including Psychiatrist of the Year (National Alliance of Mental Illness-Nashville) and recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award for Skyline Medical Center.

Franciscan Physician Network is a division of the Mishawaka, Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance. To learn more about network primary and specialty care services in central Indiana, go to