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Joseph Austerman, DO


Joseph Austerman, DO
Department: Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Medical Director, Adult and Geriatric Inpatient Services
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P57
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Joseph Austerman, DO
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P57
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Joseph Austerman is Board Certified in General Psychiatry.

Professional Highlights

  • Appointed to The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee for The Physical Ill Child

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Adult Psychiatry
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH USA


  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

AD(H)D, adjustment to chronic illness and disability, anxiety, anxiety and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Bipolar Disorder, child and adolescent consult liaison psychiatry, Chronic Pain, chronic pain rehabilitation, consultation liaison psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, Depression, depression and anxiety, emergency psychiatry, generalized anxiety, individual therapy, Men's Health, mood and anxiety disorders, mood disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental disorders, OCD, pain management, Panic Disorder, primary care psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, psychosomatic medicine (consultation liaison psychiatry), Schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder, sports psychiatry, treatment of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, clinical behavioral pediatrics, eating disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Willam and Roxanne Michener Award for Leadership Development


  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Training
  • Association for Convulsive Therapy 

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Adolescent Consult Liaison Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Health
  • Child Consult Liaison Psychiatry
  • Clinical Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Coping With General & Medical Illness And Specific Medical Illness
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Individual Therapy
  • Liaison Psychiatry Consultation
  • Medication Management
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Primary Care Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Sports Psychiatry

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 7/25/2016, Dr. Austerman 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

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