David Agle, MD

David Agle, MD

David Agle, MD

Sihler Family Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus; Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Education and Training

  • Medical School - McGill University; Toronto ONT
  • Adult Psychiatry Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Western Reserve University; Cleveland OH
  • Psychoanalytic Training - Cleveland Psychoanalytic Institute; Cleveland OH

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical diseases
  • Medical student education
  • Psychiatric resident and fellow education in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis


In early 1962, Dr David Agle developed one of the first educational and supervised programs for Psychiatry residents doing consultations in the general medical hospital. In the late 1960's, these programs were designated as Consultation-Liaison programs. Dr Agle worked for years in this medical/psychiatric interface, focusing many efforts on patients with hematological disorders. He worked with national medical groups, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and created mental health programs for numerous comprehensive hemophilia care centers throughout the US. Locally, he co-created the "Cleveland-Pittsburgh Consultation Liaison Group," which eventually became the Cleveland Consultation-Liaison Society. He has over 58 publications, with emphasis on psychiatric aspects of chronic physical diseases.

In addition to his dedication to clinical care provision and local/national group participation, Dr Agle has been a leader in medical education. He has over 40 years of medical student education (beginning as the co-leader of the "Nervous System Mind Committee"), and he has supervised hundreds of residents and fellows. Dr Agle has generously shared his time and talents with learners and colleagues alike, always with a goal of creating comprehensive, thoughtful, mindful practitioners.

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