Erick Sheftic, MD (he/him/his) graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of Charleston, with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed Psychiatry residency at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a Chief Resident and received the Resident Award for Clinical Excellence. He currently practices and teaches at the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry with dual inpatient and outpatient practice, specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder and Transgender / Non-Binary Mental Health. He also enjoys teaching, especially coaching new psychiatry residents on therapeutic interviewing techniques on the inpatient unit. He is credentialed in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant depression. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and White Coats for Black Lives.
Care Philosophy: Overall, my job is to help patients do the things they want to do in their lives. If mental illness is getting in the way of that, I’ll do my best to help. With my medical knowledge and clinical expertise, combined with each patient’s experiences and perspective, we come up with a plan together. A partnership based on genuineness and trust is the foundation of my practice, and I incorporate a therapeutic approach into all of my visits.