Dr. Robert S. McKelvey, MD

Dr. Robert S. McKelvey, MD


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Male | 72 years old

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

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Dr. McKelvey was a provider for my significant other and after several months not only did he not know anything about him at all except possibly one prescription of which he doubled at a random point. This including that the prescription was for help with nerve damage not any actual prescription for mental health. I do not believe this man should have a degree, let alone be treating patients.
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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.

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

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
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Board Certifications

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  • 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

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