Treatment & Services
- 2nd Opinion Evaluations
- Adult Psychoparmacology
- Behavioral Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management
- Clinical Trials
- Cognitive/neuropsychological Evaluations
- Emergency Psychiatry
- Heart Brain Medicine
- Liaison Psychiatry Consultation
- Medication Management
- Presurgical Behavior Health Evaluations
- Psychosomatic Medicine
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anxiety Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Adult
- Bipolar Disorder
- Coping With Chronic Medical Conditions
- Delusional Disorder
- Depressive Disorders
- Major Depression
- Mood Disorder
- Non-epileptic seizure disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Psychiatric Issues In Epilepsy
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN USA
Undergraduate - Yale University
Philosophy & Psychology
New Haven, CT USA
- Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, since 1993
- Director of Behavioral Health, Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center
- Director of General Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (as of 7/1/2009)
- Internal Medicine
AD(H)D, adult psychoparmacology, anxiety, anxiety and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, consultation liaison psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, coping with general and medical illness and specific medical illness, Depression, depressive disorders, emergency psychiatry, generalized anxiety, heart brain medicine, mood and anxiety disorders, mood disorders, Panic Disorder, psychiatric issues in epilepsy, psychosomatic medicine (consultation liaison psychiatry), social anxiety disorder, treatment of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy and behavior, epilepsy and behavior research interest, psychosis, Schizophrenia, telemedicine
Awards & Honors
- 2001 Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine
- 2002 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
- 2002 Best Doctors in America
- 2001 Member, American College of Psychiatrists
- 2005 Teacher of the Year, awarded by Cleveland Clinic Psychiatry Residents
- 2005 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
- 2008 Best Poster Award. Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting
- American Medical Association
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
- American College of Psychiatrists
- Ohio Psychiatric Association
Research & Publications
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As of 9/6/2016, Dr. Tesar 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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62 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
2 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 26, 2017
yes, I had my questions about medications--when research shows a drug to have problems, I ask is it addictive ? is it causing dementia, etcdr Tesar always knows the research - we practice evidence based medicine. thank you!
Reviewed on Sep 2, 2016
Dr. Tesar is very good about including you in your care!! If he starts you on a new medication, he's also very good at going over the med with you and the reason he's starting you on it.
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