Michael G. McKee, PhD


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Michael G. McKee, PhD
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P57
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Michael G. McKee, PhD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P57
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Michael McKee, PhD, received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, where he also taught. He has been in professional practice for over 40 years. He has written numerous articles and chapters for professional publications and has presented papers on psychotherapy, stress management, self-regulation and pain management at many national and international meetings.

Dr. McKee is Past-President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and received the Association's Presidential Service Award. He was President of the Cleveland Academy of Consulting Psychologists for three terms, the Cleveland Psychological Association for two. He has been President of the Ohio Psychological Association and received its Distinguished Service Award. He has served on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association, was twice president of an APA Section, and twice chaired APA's Committee for Approval of Continuing Education Sponsors. He was Chairman of ISMA-USA, the U.S. branch of the International Stress Management Association. He was selected for the National Academies of Practice - Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology (limited to 150).

Dr. McKee was Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Cleveland Clinic for many years and also chaired the Section of Health Psychology and General Psychology, directing a program that focused on diagnosis and treatment of stress-related disorders and enhancement of health and performance through improved self-regulation. He has extensive experience in consultation to business, healthcare, education and athletics.

Dr. McKee has served on the faculty of four universities, currently holding an appointment to the University Graduate Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University. He has lectured widely throughout the country and abroad, and has made hundreds of appearances on local and national radio and television, including the Today Show.

Education & Fellowships

Doctorate - University of California-Berkeley
Clinical Psychology
Berkeley, CA USA
Residency - Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Clinical Psychology
Palo Alto, CA USA
Undergraduate - University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA

Specialty Interests

lifespan developmental problems, Psychotherapy, Stress Management

Awards & Honors

  • Senior Fellow, Biofeedback Certification Institute of America
  • Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology (limited to 150), National Academies of Practice
  • Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Psychological Association
  • Presidential Service Award, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • 2010 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2011 Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine

Innovations & Patents

  • Co-authored Standards and Guidelines for Biofeedback Applications in Psychophysiological Self-Regulation, AAPB, Denver, Colo., 1992
  • U.S. Patent Pending, CCF 019500-US (filed November 2011).  Christine Moravec, PhD, Michael G. McKee, PhD, Dana Frank, BS.  Handheld Biofeedback Device and Method for Self-Regulation.


  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • International Stress Management Association - USA Branch

Treatment & Services

  • General Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/21/2014, Dr. McKee has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English