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Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH


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Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH
Department: General Pediatrics
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A120
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, a native Clevelander, joined the Staff of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in 2007. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine. She is the former Chair of the Department of General Pediatrics, and is currently the Medical Director of the Adoption Program, which provides comprehensive care – including pre-adoption and post-adoption consultation through Cleveland Clinic MyConsult , ongoing primary care, and multidisciplinary evaluation – to adopted children and their families. Dr. Schulte has cared for hundreds of domestically adopted children, and children from more than a dozen countries, including China, Russia and Guatemala. Dr. Schulte founded and directed a nationally recognized International Adoption Program in New York, where she was a Professor of Pediatrics at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Schulte serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committees of the Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care, and is also a member of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services. She is a board-certified Pediatrician who has been in practice for over 25 years.

She has given dozens of workshop and poster presentations at pediatric academic meetings. In addition to adoption medicine, Dr. Schulte has interests in autism, learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, immunizations and residency education.

Dr. Schulte is also passionate about faculty development and mentorship, and is the co-director of the Cleveland Clinic Center of Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring. She is a certified coach and has worked with hundreds of physicians in order to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

Professional Highlights

  • AOA
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Education & Fellowships

Residency - New York State Department of Health
Preventive Medicine
Albany, NY USA
Graduate - State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY USA
Residency - Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY USA
Internship - Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY USA
Medical School - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY USA
Undergraduate - Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY USA


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Autism, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Adoption, Foster Care, Pre-adoption and Post-adoption Consultation, Lead Poisoning, Learning Disabilities


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • Joint Council on International Children's Services

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Adoption
  • Adoption Medicine
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Childrens Primary Care
  • Evaluation Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Foster Care
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • International Pre-adoption Consultation
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatric Urgent Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Routine Health Maintenance Exams

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/17/2016, Dr. Schulte 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about 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