Megan Testa, MD, is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (MD 2007) and Youngstown State University (B.S. Psychology 2001). She earned a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics in 2005 from Youngstown State University, where she studied the principle of justice as related to distribution of healthcare resources.
Dr. Testa completed a residency in psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland in 2011. After graduating from residency, she entered fellowship training with the goal of developing specialized skills to work with the criminal justice reentry population in the community mental health setting. She completed the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University (2012), and the Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals (2013). She is now an Assistant Professor at University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches and supervises psychiatry residents, and well as forensic and community psychiatry fellows. She spends her clinical time providing psychiatric care to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, addictions, and criminal justice involvement in community mental health centers. She provides forensic consultation at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare.
Dr. Testa has a passion for organized medicine, advocacy and public policy. She has developed advocacy curriculum for psychiatric residents at University Hospitals. She is involved in the Ohio Psychiatric Physician’s Association, currently serving as Chair of the Government Relations Committee. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and currently serves on the Membership Committee of the organization. She is a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and currently serves as Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of the organization. She serves on the Policy Committee of the National Physician’s Alliance. She is a member of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, and serves on the organization’s Mental Health and Research Committees. She is a regular presenter at Crisis Intervention Team Trainings with police officers across Cuyahoga County.