Cathleen Cerny-Suelzer, MD


Cathleen Cerny-Suelzer, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Dr. Cerny-Suelzer graduated from the Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship in 2006. Although the bulk of her psychiatry career has been in general residency training, she has spent most of the past decade devoting four hours a week to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Court Psychiatric Clinic where she primarily does Competency to Stand Trial and Sanity at the Time of the Act evaluations. In addition, Dr. Cerny-Suelzer has taught forensic topics to general trainees and the forensic fellows. She has presented at both the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and Midwest AAPL annual meetings. She currently chairs the AAPL Committee on the Forensic Training of General Residents. She is a past president of MWAAPL and has participated in several annual meeting program committees for that organization. Her forensic passions include inspiring a love of forensic psychiatry in trainees and combining forensic psychiatry with popular culture.

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