Stephen M. Strakowski, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychiatry/Psychology, Mood Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders
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  • Clifton

    • UC Health Psychiatry (Stetson Building)

      260 Stetson Street
      Suite 3200
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

      Phone: (513) 558-7700
      Fax: (513) 558-0877
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Stephen Strakowski, MD, is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for UC Health. Dr. Strakowski has been a Psychiatrist at University Hospital since 1992 and is the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Since 2006 he has been the Clinical Chief of Psychiatry at University Hospital.

Academically, Dr. Strakowski is a Professor of Psychiatry, as well as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati.  Since 1994 he has been a consultant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and was a Senior Consulting Psychiatrist for the Ohio Department of Mental Health at Summit Behavioral Health Center from 1994-1998.  From 2002-2004 Dr. Strakowski was an Attending Physician, Director of Clinical Research and a Consulting Psychiatrist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati.

Dr. Strakowski is a world-renowned expert in the study and treatment of bipolar disorder, which is his clinical specialty. In this regard, he has been recognized by US News and World Report, Women’s Health, Castle-Connolly and Best Doctors as one of the top doctors in the United States. He believes in approaching the treatment of mental illness programmatically, drawing from the evidence base for pharmacologic, psychological, and lifestyle interventions to improve outcomes.


Medical School
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
McLean Hospital - Belmont, MA
Harvard University School of Medicine - Boston, MA

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

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