Dr. O’Grady attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate training and the University of Minnesota for his medical training. He completed his Pediatric Internship at Northwestern University/Children’s Memorial Hospital, his Pediatric Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and his Psychiatry Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. O’Grady also completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has begun working towards a Masters of Business Administration program (Business of Medicine certificate) from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. O'Grady is the President of the Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WCCAP) and the President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
Dr. O’Grady has focused his work on helping people and families where intellectual and developmental disabilities are complicated by psychiatric or behavioral disorders. He believes that comprehensive assessment and treatment are fundamental to good clinical care, relying on evidence-based practices. He also believes that through teaching future physicians, values of professionalism as well as advances in knowledge are able to be carried into the future.
Dr. O’Grady has won our Department’s Child and Adolescent Division’s Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. He is listed as one of America’s top psychiatrists, pediatricians, and child and adolescent psychiatrists. His academic interests include psychiatric disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities, medical services administration, and medical education.
Dr. O’Grady sees child, adolescent, and adult patients at the Tosa Center for consultation and ongoing treatment.
O’Grady, J., Commentary of Psychiatric Resident Education in Intellectual Disabilities, Academic Psychiatry, 2007; Vol. 31, Issue 6.
O’Grady, J., Aging in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities; Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health, Eds.: Loue, S., Sajatovic, m., Springer Publishing, New York, 2008.