Emergency icon Important Updates
Department Center for Behavioral Health
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Lutheran Hospital
Primary Location

Lutheran Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Mental Health Problems Associated with Trauma and Life Stress
  • Mood Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • School and Mental Health Programs
View all 7 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

About Molly Wimbiscus, MD

Dr. Wimbiscus obtained her medical license from University of Tennessee College of Medicine; she completed her adult psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship as chief at Cleveland Clinic. She is also the Program Director of  the Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. 

Dr. Wimbiscus also serves on the public school board of the Near West Intergenerational School (2010 to present).
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Adult Psychiatry
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN USA

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Wimbiscus designed and developed the school psychiatry longitudinal rotation and clinic.  She develops curriculum for Medical Humanities seminars for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine for first and second year students.


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Local urban education, community development, community mental health, medical humanities, resident education

Awards & Honors

  • Scholarship in Teaching Award (2014)

    Michener Award (2010)

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Molly Wimbiscus, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/17/2023, Dr. Wimbiscus 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

40 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Wimbiscus never rushes through an appointment. She takes the time to really listen to both my child and to me, and she provides helpful suggestions.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Wonderful Doctor. Listens to my daughter with concern.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I am very grateful to have my psychiatrist she Is very knowledgeable while still listening to my needs I always know she Is providing the best care possible the world need more physicians like her.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Most amazing and attentive provider we have encountered

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Everything about working with Dr. Wimbiscus has been positive. I am grateful and relieved to have someone with her thoughtful, informative, compassionate, and respectful demeanor as my child's provider.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Wimbiscus and the staff at Lakewood high are always professional and caring. They talk to him and him in his care.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

*Dr. Wimbiscus is the best. So caring. Always takes the time you need to help you.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Wimbiscus is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

We love Dr. Wimbiscus. We are grateful to have her as Issie's psychiatrist. She is a talented doctor, compassionate, and patient.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I couldn't imagine life without the health clinic at Lakewood High School. The staff is that good. Having the clinic on campus has made it so easy to get my daughter treated. I've developed a greater respect for the Cleveland Clinic and the doctors and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

We were very pleased with Dr. Wimbiscus' ability to understand our situation and to offer valuable recommendations. She made my child feel very comfortable and took an interest in listening to both my child and myself.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

She took 2 hours, listening to us and providing us with empathy and education.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr Wimbiscus is a fantastic clinician. Very knowledgeable, listens to our concerns, has great ideas. We value the care she gives our son tremendously.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

My daughter had an excellent experience with Dr. Wimbiscus!

Back to Top