Stephanie S. Richards, MD

  • Co-Director, Behavioral Sciences Curriculum, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Richards attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed a psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) in Pittsburgh where she was chief resident and won the Outstanding Resident Teacher award. Then she completed a clinical fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at WPIC and a clinical research fellowship in Psychopharmacology and Alzheimer's Disease at Indiana University and Lilly Research Laboratories in Indianapolis. She returned to Pittsburgh in 1998 to join the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at WPIC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She established her clinical practice at UPMC Shadyside doing both inpatient consultation/liaison psychiatry and outpatient psychiatry in primary care settings.

Dr. Richards has been working with the Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program since 2001 and is interested in integrating behavioral health in the primary care setting. She works collaboratively with family medicine physicians to provide behavioral health care to patients at the Shadyside Family Health Center. She is the director of the psychiatry rotation for PGY-2 residents, mentors residents in the Behavioral Health LOPIR group and teaches behavioral science didactics.

Dr. Richards also maintains a private practice of adult and geriatric psychiatry in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Richards enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert Goitz, MD, an orthopaedic hand surgeon, and with her two teenage children. She also enjoys the outdoors, gardening, tennis, travel and the arts.


2016 - 2017

  • Depression Education in Primary Care: Is There An App for That? Katherine Tadolini MD, Phillip Phelps LCSW, Katie Hindes MPH, Benjamin Skinker MD, Stephanie Richards MD. FMEC 2016.  Pittsburgh, PA.  October 29, 2016. 
  • The Anxious Patient. Managing the Challenges of Clinical Practice: 44th Refresher Course in Family Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2017.