Steven M. Shulruff, M.D.

Medical Director

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Steven M. Shulruff, M.D. joined our staff as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at East Tennessee State University in November 2007. 

Dr. Shulruff is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist.  After earning his M.D. from Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Shulruff completed psychiatry residency, as well as a child psychiatry fellowship, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado. 

In addition to being a board-certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist, Dr. Shulruff is certified in Psychoanalysis.  He holds numerous affiliations, among which are the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society, Association for Child Psychoanalysis, Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, Denver Psychoanalytic Society, Division 39, American Psychological Association, International Psychoanalytic Association, Tennessee Psychiatric Society. 

His roles include Associate Professor, Clinic Director, Medical Director and consulting psychiatrist for the Center of Excellence, and Coordinator of Psychotherapy Training. 

He received the Brandt F. Steele Award from the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis in 2004; He was honored as Distinguished Fellow in 2003 and as Fellow in 1999 by the American Psychiatric Association. 

He has given many presentations in topics such as Psychotherapy with Toddlers, Suicidal Children, Learning Disabilities, and Child Analysis. 

Dr. Clark Shulruff became the Medical Director of the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody after the retirement of Terrence P. Clark, M.D. in July 2008.

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