Richard Linsk, M.D., Ph.D

Dr Linsk is a pediatrician and child and adult psychiatrist. 

He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, studying immunology and molecular biology.

He received his MD from Columbia University and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Michigan. Following his residency he studied clinical genetics at the University of Michigan and then joined the U of M faculty as a primary care pediatrician. 


As a pediatrician, he focused on two of the most common problems in childhood, ear infections, and behavioral disorders. At U of M he led a task force to develop the first comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of ear infections and was responsible for updating these guidelines twice over 10 years, He also published clinical research on the care of ear infections. 


His main interests though have always been child behavior. He developed expertise in the care of behavioral disorders, ADHD, and autism, especially involving behavioral and biomedical approaches. He left the U of M in 2007 to pursue these interests in private practice in Ann Arbor. 


In 2010 he learned of a program at Case Western which trains pediatricians to be certified in adult and child psychiatry. In Cleveland, Dr Linsk was trained in both inpatient and office psychiatry, the intricacies of psychopharmacology, and how to be a therapist. 


During this time, he also studied complementary and alternative medicine and is now certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

He has done extensive clinical teaching with medical students, psychiatry and medical residents, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and the psychiatry faculty on issues of parental guidance, a topic which he studied and presented during his Child Psychiatry fellowship.


Dr. Linsk has had a faculty appointment at Michigan State University as a Clinical Assistant Professor. He has been a clinical and individual supervisor and lecturer to psychiatry residents at Authority Health Community Based GME Consortium, Psychiatry Residency in Detroit, which is affiliated with MSU.


Dr. Linsk has been working as a senior child and adult psychiatrist at The Guidance Center. He has been providing inpatient psychiatric services and C/L and ER consultations at different hospitals, including Detroit's Children's Hospital and McLaren Lapeer Regional Center


Dr. Linsk is married to Dr. Dorit Linsk Ben-Ami and they have 5 children. 

Mailing Address:

19785 West 12 Mile Rd. #479, Southfield MI 48076 

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