Michael R. Jarvis, MD, PhD


Dr. Jarvis is a professor of psychiatry, vice chairman for clinical affairs and medical director of inpatient psychiatry at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana.  He earned his medical degree from Washington University, completed psychiatry residency training and has remained with the university because there is no better place.

Dr. Jarvis has been honored by Washington University faculty and trainees of all levels with the Resident Mentoring Award, Distinguished Educator — Housestaff Teaching Award, Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Osler Institute Teaching Award.  He has been listed numerous times in Best Doctors in America and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

His areas of clinical interest are forensic psychiatry and adults with acute psychiatric needs. His research focuses on treatments for severe psychiatric illnesses, such as electroconvulsive therapy. He is married to a pathologist with a personality and they have two extraordinary sons.