Dwight Antonio Owens, M.D.
is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his early childhood and high school education in the Atlanta Public Schools. Dr. Owens obtained a BS in Biology from Morehouse College and a M.D. from Health Science Center at Syracuse for the Medical Doctorate. After obtaining his M.D. degree he attended Mercer University (Macon, Georgia) to complete an Internship in Family Medicine, and then returned to Syracuse to complete his formal residency training in Psychiatry. In his final year there, he served as the Chief Resident of the Adult and HIV Psychiatry Programs. He furthered his studies at Emory University (Atlanta) in the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Dr. Owens is board-certified in Adult and General Psychiatry. He is board-eligible in Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Owens’ work experience includes both the general and forensic populations in metropolitan Atlanta. He has provided services at the Lee Arendale State Prison as a contract psychiatrist. He’s also worked in both the DeKalb and Fulton County jail systems. Dr. Owens worked as a staff psychiatrist and clinical director for the Fulton County Department of Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases for two years. For five years, he served as Medical Director for this same agency.
Dr. Owens was a professor for the Osler Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor for the Morehouse School of Medicine’s department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.