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David R. McDuff

David R. McDuff M.D.

Academic Title: Clinical Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Location: 110 South Paca Street, 4N-149
Phone: (443) 416-6368
Phone: (410) 328-1815
Fax: (410) 461-0526
Cell: 443-416-6368

Personal History:

Dr. McDuff is the long-time sports psychiatrist of the Baltimore Orioles & Ravens and author of the recent book entitled "Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance". In addition, he is an nationally known addiction psychiatrist and founding director of the Addiction psychiatry and medicine fellowship programs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Research Interests:

  • Sports Psychiatry & Performance Psychology
  • Substance Misuse and Injury
  • Trauma & Military Psychiatry
  • Screening & Brief Intervention
  • Education for Tobacco, Alcohol, Drug & Prescription Medication Misuse

Clinical Speciality:

  • Sports Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry


McDuff DR & Solounias BL. (1992) The Use of Brief Psychotherapy with Substance Abusers in Early Recovery, The Journal of Psychotherapy Practice & Research 1:1-8.

McDuff DR. (1992) Social Issues in the Management of Released Hostages, Hospital and Community Psychiatry 43:825-828.

Soderstrom CA, Dischinger PC, Smith G, McDuff DR, Hebel JR, & Gorelick DA. (1992) Psychoactive Substance Dependence Among Trauma Center Patients, The Journal of the American Medical Association 267:2756-2759.

McDuff DR & Johnson JL. (1992) Classification and Characteristics of Army Stress Casualities During Operation Desert Storm. Hosp & Community Psychiatry 43:812-815.

McDuff DR, Schwartz RP, Tommasello A, Tiegel S, Donovan T & Johnson JL(1993)Outpatient Benzodiazepine Detoxification Procedure for Methadone Patients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 10:297-302.

McDuff DR, Solounias BL, RachBeisel J & Johnson JL. (1994) Psychiatric Consultation with Substance Abusers in Early Recovery Amer Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse 20(3):287-299 McDuff DR, Solounias BL, Beuger M, Cohen A, Klecz M, & Weintraub E. (1997) A Substance Abuse Consultation Service: Enhancing the Care of Hospitalized Substance Abusers and Providing Training in Addiction Psychiatry. The American Journal on Addictions. 6:256-265.

Soderstrom CA, Smith GS, Dischinger PC, McDuff DR, Hebel JR, Gorelick DA, Kearns TJ, Ho SM, & Read KM. (1997) Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders Among Seriously Injured Trauma Center Patients Diagnosed Using a Standardized Interview, The Journal of the American Medical Association. 277:1769-1774.

Soderstrom CA, Smith GS, Kufera JA, Dischinger PC, Hebel JR, McDuff DR, Gorelick DA, Ho SM, Kerns YJ & Read K. (1997) The Accuracy of CAGE, B-MAST, and AUDIT Questionaires in Screening Trauma Center Patients for Alcoholism, The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection & Critical Care. 43:962-969.

McDuff DR, Beuger M. (1997)Psychotherapy of Substance Abuse. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 10:243-246.

McDuff DR, Gandhi D, Weintraub E. (2000) A Substance Abuse Consultation Service & A Busy Trauma Center, Trauma Quarterly 14:429-443.

Soderstrom CA, Auman K, Dischinger P, DiClemente C, Hebel JR, McDuff DR, Kufera JA. (2007) A Controlled Trial of Brief Intervention vs Brief Advice for At-Risk Drinking Trauma Center Patients. Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care 62(5):1102-1112.

McDuff D, Cohen M, Blais L, Stevenson W, McWilliams E (2008) Trauma Recovery Services For Psychiatric Inpatients. Journal of Psychological Trauma 7(1):1-15.

McDuff DR, Morse E, White RK. Professional & Collegiate Team Assistance Programs: Services and Utilization in Clinics in Sports Medicine. Edited by Toffler I & Morse E, Elsevier Inc 2005. Volume 24, Issue 4, 943-958.

McDuff DR, Baron D. Substance Use in Athletics: A Sports Psychiatry Perspective in Clinics in Sports Medicine. Edited by Toffler I & Morse E, Elsevier Inc 2005. Vol 24, Issue 4, 885-897.

McDuff DR: Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Washington DC, April 2012.