Robert McKelvey, MD

Robert McKelvey, MD

Psychiatry Portland, OR

Child, adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry

Office Address

  • 5520 SW Macadam
    Suite 265
    Portland, OR 97239
    Phone: (971) 219-8363
    Fax: (971) 270-2791

Robert McKelvey, MD

Psychiatry Portland, OR

Child, adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry


  • I am a board certified psychiatrist and child and adolescent psychiatrist with over 35 years in practice. For most of my career, I was in academic medicine, most recently at OHSU, but I am now in full-time private practice seeing children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Psychiatry: Child & Adolescent
  • Clinical Interests: Psychotherapy; Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology

Education & Medical Training

  • Cambridge Hospital - Cambridge Health All
  • Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthGeisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Harvard University
  • Mc Lean Hospital
  • Reed College

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1983 - 2016
  • OR State Medical LicenseOR State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyChild Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
  • Distinguished Life FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association, 2012
  • Who's WhoCovington, VIP Edition, 2012

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Adolescent Depression: Evaluating Pediatric Residents' Knowledge, Confidence, and Interpersonal Skills Using Standardized Patients  Lewy C, Sells CW, Gilhooly J, McKelvey R, Academic Psychiatry, 9/1/2009
  • Severity of Children's Psychopathology and Impairment and Its Relationship to Treatment Setting  McDermott BM, McKelvey RS, Roberts L, Davies L, Psychiatric Services, 1/1/2002
  • The Prevalence of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders among Vietnamese-origin children in Western Australia  McKelvey RS, Davies L, Sang DL, Tu HC, Medical Journal of Australia, 1/1/2002

Books/Book Chapters

  • When A Child Dies: How Pediatric Physicians and Nurses Cope  

    Editors: .University of Washington Press
  • A Gift of Barbed Wire: America's Allies Abandoned in South Vietnam  

    Editors: .University of Washington Press, Seattle
  • Children of the Cold War: Growing-up in the Shadows of Organizations during the late 20th Century Chapter: Vietnamese Amerasians: The Children We Left Behind 
    McKelvey RS
    Editors: MG Ender.Greenwood, Westport, CT


  • The Murder of Deformed, Retarded, and Mentally Ill Children by German physicians during the Third Reich 10/1/2011
  • "Physician Participation in the NS "Euthanasia" Program 5/1/2011
  • "The Participation of German Physicians in the so-Called "Euthanasia Program" during the Third Reich: Motivations, Verdicts, and Sentences" 5/1/2011


  • Vietnamese Amerasians: The Children We Left Behind McKelvey RS, Mots Pluriels
  • A CD-ROM Program Teaching Primary Care Physicians to Diagnosis And Treat Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents McKelvey RS, Sells W, Eddins, F, Folensbee R

Other Languages

  • German

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