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Susan Kimmel, MD

Susan Kimmel, MD

  • Specialty: Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry
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  • Languages Spoken: English

Biography: Susan Kimmel, MD


  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Mental Health


  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Fellowship | Forensic Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry - UH Case Medical Center (2010 - 2011)

Fellowship | Mood Disorders
Mood Disorders - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1990 - 1991)

Residency | Psychiatry
Psychiatry - Cleveland Clinic (1987 - 1990)

Internship | Psychiatry
Psychiatry - Cleveland Clinic (1986 - 1987)

Medical Education
Medical University Of The Ohio College Of Medicine (1986)

Denison University (1980)


Susan Kimmel, MD, is a forensic psychiatrist specializing in forensic psychiatry, mood disorders, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and college mental health. She has completed fellowships in both forensic psychiatry and mood disorders at Case Western Reserve University. She has practiced in general hospitals, court clinics, correctional facilities and multiple college counseling centers. Dr. Kimmel is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and past president of the Cleveland Psychiatric Society. She has presented nationally at the American Association of College Health on topics ranging from shootings on college campuses to the Tarasoff decision and how that impacts college counseling centers. The majority of her publications and research are in the area of treatment of mood disorders. She has a special interest in malpractice cases involving correctional settings and ECT. Currently, Dr. Kimmel works at college counseling centers, inpatient psychiatry and completes evaluations at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Susan Kimmel did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.