Stephen Grcevich, MD

President and Founder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Stephen Grcevich, MD is an accomplished physician who has balanced an active clinical practice in child and adolescent psychiatry with extensive teaching, research, and community service.

Dr. Grcevich is a 1986 graduate of the combined BS/MD program at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Dr. Grcevich’s research focused upon evaluating the safety and effectiveness medications prescribed to children and teens for ADHD, anxiety, and depression. He has been a presenter at 35 national and international medical conferences and is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

He currently serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He teaches within the Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum thread for medical students, participates in clinical skill assessment for third year medical students completing rotations in psychiatry and lectures extensively for child and adolescent psychiatry trainees at Akron Children’s Hospital. He is a past President of the Northeast Ohio Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NEOSCAP) and served in numerous volunteer capacities for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), including three terms on the Academy’s Program Committee and New Research Subcommittee. Dr. Grcevich also chaired the Academy’s Private Practice Committee in the mid 1990s.

Dr. Grcevich’s role in the new “hybrid” practice model will involve thoughtful psychiatric assessment of children and teens with complex emotional and behavioral conditions while overseeing the thoughtful and conservative use of prescription medication when indicated. He routinely provides home-based services and meets with school officials, either in person or by video. He has extensive connections with highly skilled professionals throughout the region for provision of individual counseling/therapy, psychological assessment and academic functioning/executive function coaching, many of whom previously worked within his practice.

Dr. Grcevich serves as a regular contributor to Brian and Jannelle Mornings, a popular morning drive time radio show on WCRF-FM in Cleveland and five other stations across Northern Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Grcevich serves as President of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization that helps to connect churches with families of children with disabilities. He is a frequent speaker at major ministry conferences on topics pertaining to mental health, spiritual development and leadership. His first book, Mental Health and the Church presents an inclusion model for churches seeking to welcome children, adults and families impacted by mental illness, and was published by Harper Collins in February, 2018.  

Dr. Grcevich and his wife (Denise) have been married for 32 years and have two children. Their older daughter (Leah) is currently in her final year of medical school in Alabama with her husband (Max), also a graduating medical student. Their younger daughter (Mira) is a senior at Belmont University in Nashville and plans to pursue a career in psychology or counseling upon graduation.

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