Joseph O’Grady Jr., MD, FAAP FAAIDD

Joseph O’Grady Jr., MD, FAAP, FAAIDD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Tosa Center: (414) 955-8935

Joseph O’Grady Jr., MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the Patient Safety and Quality Officer for the MCW Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. O’Grady attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate training and the University of Minnesota Medical School for his medical training. He completed his Pediatric Internship at Northwestern University/ Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago Illinois, and his Pediatric Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His Adult Psychiatry residency training, his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training, and his Medical Education fellowship were completed at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He holds a Certificate in Business from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Joseph O’Grady Jr., MD, has focused his work on helping people and families where neurodevelopmental disorders 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 regularly listed in Best Doctors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. O’Grady’s academic interests include psychiatric disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities, patient safety and quality, medical services administration, and medical education.

Dr. O’Grady sees child, adolescent, and adult patients at the Tosa Center for consultation and ongoing treatment.

He is the past Medical Director for Phoenix Care Systems Inc., a national company that provides community based services for persons with intellectual disabilities and/or severe and persistent mental illness.


Selected publications:

  • 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.