Dr. Robert S. McKelvey, MD

New Patients

Dr. Robert S. McKelvey, MD


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Male

Robert S McKelvey, MD 5520 SW MacAdam Ave, Portland, OR 97239 Get Directions
(971) 219-8363

Learn about this Doctor

Care Philosophy

Evidence-based practice tempered by kindness, understanding, and empathy for others.Read more

Personal Bio

I have been in the practice of child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry for over 37 years. In addition to...Read more

Dr. McKelvey's Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. McKelvey's experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. McKelvey

Dr. McKelvey accepts 15 insurance carriers

Dr. McKelvey's Reviews

Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by being the first person to share your experience.
Are you Dr. McKelvey?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!
Get started today!

Compare Dr. McKelvey

Compare this Doctor

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

View all 147 matches


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. McKelvey's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Problems
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Hypomania
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Tourette's Syndrome

Procedures Performed

  • ADHD Testing
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Oregon.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions


  • Medical School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Cambridge Hospital

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Cambridge Hospital

    Completed in 1977

    McLean Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1966

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Bronze Star with Combat "V", USMCR, 1970
    • Top Doctors, Portland Magazine, 2007, 2008
    • Distinguished Life Fellow, APA, 2011
    • American College of Psychiatrists, Member, 2008
    • Life Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
    • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, Fellow, 1995
    What is a recognized doctor

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. McKelvey does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. McKelvey and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.


Dr. McKelvey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Child Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. McKelvey

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. McKelvey's Office & Staff

Experience with Dr. McKelvey


Dr. McKelvey says...

I have been in the practice of child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry for over 37 years.  In addition to clinical practice, I am involved in medical student teaching, and research into the effects of being a child born of war.  Formerly Director of the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and OHSU, I am now Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at OHSU.  In addition, I am a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Life Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Prior to entering medicine, I was a Captain in the US Marine Corps, served in Vietnam, and received a Bronze Star with Combat "V".


Dr. McKelvey's Care Philosophy

  • Evidence-based practice tempered by kindness, understanding, and empathy for others.