Bob S. McKelvey, M.D.

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Psychiatry, Pediatrics
Special Interest:
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent)
Accepting Patients:
English, German, Vietnamese (some)

"I have worked in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry for over thirty years and continue to find each day an exciting and stimulating challenge. It is a privilege to work with children, teens, and their families and to be able to play a role in their development."


Dr. McKelvey specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of complex cases, psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy of children and adolescents, and psychopharmacology. He is especially interested in the care of persons from other cultural traditions, an outgrowth of his many years of clinical and research involvement with refugees from Southeast Asia, and particularly Vietnam. Prior to entering medicine, he served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and it was that experience that stimulated his interest in both medicine and cross-cultural psychiatry.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and their four bullmastiffs. He is also very interested in reading German history and literature, a pursuit that began in college and continues to the present day. He tries to exercise daily on a rowing machine and treadmill located, as his wife puts it, in the man-cave.


  • Degree:
    Dartmouth, Hanover, 1974
  • Residency:
    Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 1975-1977;
    Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 1977-1979
  • Certifications:
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry, 1980
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Psychiatry, 1982

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