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Adult Psychiatrist
Board Certified
Adult Psychiatry Residency, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
B.A. with honors, Psychology, University of Chicago
I Treat
Young Adult
Older Adult
Issues I Treat
Anxiety Disorders
Depression / Mood Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Perinatal Mood / Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Emotion Regulation Issues
Grief & Loss
Psychological Assessment & Testing / Neuropsychological Testing
Medical Illness / Chronic Illness / Disability
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Postpartum Depression
Types of Therapy
Medication Management
Psychiatric Evaluation

Dr. Michelle Gavin is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the outpatient treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and received her training in adult Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Gavin works closely with her patients in a warm and empathic environment and tailors treatment to fit the needs of the individual. If medication is warranted, she strives to achieve the best possible outcomes with minimal to no side effects.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions
  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA)
  • Illinois State Psychiatric Society, member
  • Guest lecturer, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Selected publications/presentations

Goldman, MB, Wood, G., Gavin, M., Paul, S., Zaheer, S., Fayyaz, G., Pilla, RS. (2006). Diminished Glucocorticoid Negative Feedback in Polydipsic Hyponatremic Schizophrenic PatientsJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 92(2): 698-704.

Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association, 2015-ongoing
Vitals Patients' Choice Award, 2014 and 2017
Vitals On-time Doctor Award, 2014 and 2017
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement
Blue Cross Blue Shield