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Kathy Coffman, MD

Kathy Coffman, MD
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Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Alcoholism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • HIV
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
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About Kathy Coffman, MD

Kathy Coffman, MD, has worked with transplant patients for 22 years. She has been interested in issues of alcoholism and drug addiction, especially in the transplant patient population. She is also interested in gender differences in postoperative pain.

Dr. Coffman served as a Consultant to a respiratory hospital for six years, and has published in the area of psychological issues in lung disease. She has extensive experience with AIDS patients, and has worked with many patients with depression, panic disorder and social phobia.

Dr. Coffman has an interest in psychological issues in celiac disease. She also has an interest in cultural issues in consultation-liaison psychiatry, and how these affect treatment outcomes. She has surveyed patients and family members on attitudes regarding xenografting in transplantation.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Consultation Liaison, Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate School - Wayne State University
Post-Bachelor Program
Detroit, MI USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
MD Medical School
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA

Additional Training

  • Board-certified in psychiatry
  • Board-certified in geriatric psychiatry
  • Board-certified in addiction psychiatry
  • Board-certified in psychosomatic medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Spoke at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., on outcomes with alcoholic liver transplant patients
  • Participant on the Step Two Committee for the United States Medical Licensing Exam for the National Board of Medical Examiners.
  • Section Editor for the psychiatric, financial and ethical issues section of Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychosomatic Medicine

Specialty Interests

Transplant psychiatry, ethics, substance abuse.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Best Doctors in Los Angeles


  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2023, Dr. Coffman 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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