Experienced clinician, professor, researcher, author, consultant, non-profit leader
Stephen Grcevich, MD is an accomplished physician who has balanced an active clinical practice in child and adolescent psychiatry with extensive teaching, research, and community service.
Dr. Grcevich is a 1986 graduate of the combined BS/MD program at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Dr. Grcevich’s research focused upon evaluating the safety and effectiveness medications prescribed to children and teens for ADHD, anxiety, and depression. He has been a presenter at 35 national and international medical conferences and is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
He currently serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He teaches within the Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum thread for medical students, participates in clinical skill assessment for third year medical students completing rotations in psychiatry and lectures extensively for child and adolescent psychiatry trainees at Akron Children’s Hospital. He is a past President of the Northeast Ohio Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NEOSCAP) and served in numerous volunteer capacities for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), including three terms on the Academy’s Program Committee and New Research Subcommittee. Dr. Grcevich also chaired the Academy’s Private Practice Committee in the mid 1990s.
Dr. Grcevich’s new “hybrid” practice model provides families the opportunitiy to receive evaluation and ongoing treatment services online or in their homes. In this past year, approximately 70% of services were provided via telemedicine, 30% were offered in-home. He routinely meets with school officials, either in person or by video. He has extensive connections with highly skilled professionals throughout the region for provision of individual counseling/therapy, psychological assessment and academic functioning/executive function coaching, many of whom previously worked with him at the Family Center by the Falls, the group practice he led in Chagrin Falls from 1994-2021.
Dr. Grcevich serves as a regular contributor to Mornings with Brian, a popular morning drive time radio show on WCRF-FM in Cleveland and five other stations across Northern Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Grcevich serves as President of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization that helps to connect churches with families of children with disabilities. He is a frequent speaker at major ministry conferences on topics pertaining to mental health, spiritual development and leadership. His first book, Mental Health and the Church presents an inclusion model for churches seeking to welcome children, adults and families impacted by mental illness, and was published by Harper Collins in February, 2018.
Dr. Grcevich and his wife (Denise) have been married for nearly 34 years and have two children. Their older daughter (Leah) and her husband (Max), are physicians in training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Their younger daughter (Mira) is a graduate at Belmont University.