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Charles Luther, MD

Charles Luther, MD

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

Biography: Charles Luther, MD


  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Certifications & Memberships

  • Addiction Medicine - American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Forensic Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Fellowship | Forensic Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry - Bellevue Hospital Center (2005 - 2006)

Residency | Psychiatry
Psychiatry - Bellevue Hospital Center (2001 - 2005)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (2001)

Case Western Reserve University (1997)


Charles Luther, MD is board-certified in forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. Since training at Case Western Reserve University, New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, he has practiced in hospital, correctional, public health and community settings. In 2015, he returned to Cleveland after a decade of work in New York City. He has held leadership positions overseeing large systems of care as the Director of Correctional Assisted Outpatient Treatment at Rikers Island and the Director of Mental Health for Correctional Health Services at NYC’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In addition he has been a clinical and administrative director in a variety of hospital settings. Dr. Luther has been lauded for his teaching and clinical care by way of New York Medical College’s Teacher of the Year Award and Cleveland’s Mental Health Clinician of the year award. His academic interests include correctional healthcare, legal regulation and administration of healthcare, risk assessment, addictions care, and civil commitment. He has been a forensic psychiatric evaluator at the federal and local level.

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, Charles Luther did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.