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Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Health
  • Child Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Consultation/Treatment Planning
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 
  • Coping with Medical Illness
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Primary Care Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Second Opinion
  • Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Sports Psychiatry
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
View all 2 Specialties +


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About Joseph Austerman, DO

Dr. Joseph Austerman is Board Certified in General Psychiatry.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
DO Medical School
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH USA

Professional Highlights

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


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

Specialty Interests

Adjustment to chronic illness and disability, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, child and adolescent consult liaison psychiatry (psychosomatic medicine), chronic pain rehabilitation, consultation psychiatry, depression, eating disorders, emergency psychiatry, generalized anxiety, individual therapy, neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), pain management, panic disorder, primary care psychiatry, psychopharmacology, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder, sports psychiatry

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¬†
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/27/2023, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

35 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

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Austerman is a great provider, he is attentive, understanding, and has an excellent bedside manner. My child feels safe and comfortable talking to him.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Austerman is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

We can't recommend Dr. Austerman highly enough. My seven year old finds him extremely easy to talk to, even regarding topics that are not easy to discuss. He takes the time to get to know patients and families and appointments never feel rushed. The care plan is always fully explained to the child and parents. All aspects are broken down so everyone has a full understanding of what will happen moving forward and he answers any and all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Austerman is the BEST doctor I have EVER worked with, in any practice, in my entire lifetime. That is not an exaggeration. He always seems to have a plan before we get there. He is extremely thorough. He talks to my daughter and make sure she is being heard and her needs are met. He never treats her like her feelings don't matter. He make sure that she completely understands what the plan is and why. I honestly wish all families with children like mine, were able to have Dr. Austerman. Mental health with a child can be a very difficult, scary and overwhelming thing, but he truly helps make it manageable. A #5 very good rating on your scale is not high enough. It should be considered 10 Excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

I recommend Dr. Austerman to everyone. However, Cleveland Climic is extremely lacking in the mental health department. You do not have enough good doctors or facilities.Other than Dr. Austerman, our experience has not always been positive. Cleveland Clinic is good in other areas but mental healthespecially pediatric mental health, is significantly lacking.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr.Austerman is the best person I could have ever asked for

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Austerman is the best! Very blessed to have him as my child's doctor!

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