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Provider Biography


Elaine Schulte M.D. M.P.H.

Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, a native Clevelander, joined the Staff of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in 2007. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine. She is the former Chair of the Department of General Pediatrics, and is currently the Medical Director of the Adoption Program, which provides comprehensive care – including pre-adoption and post-adoption consultation through Cleveland Clinic MyConsult , ongoing primary care, and multidisciplinary evaluation – to adopted children and their families. Dr. Schulte has cared for hundreds of domestically adopted children, and children from more than a dozen countries, including China, Russia and Guatemala. Dr. Schulte founded and directed a nationally recognized International Adoption Program in New York, where she was a Professor of Pediatrics at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Schulte serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committees of the Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care, and is also a member of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services. She is a board-certified Pediatrician who has been in practice for over 25 years.

She has given dozens of workshop and poster presentations at pediatric academic meetings. In addition to adoption medicine, Dr. Schulte has interests in autism, learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, immunizations and residency education.

Dr. Schulte is also passionate about faculty development and mentorship, and is the co-director of the Cleveland Clinic Center of Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring. She is a certified coach and has worked with hundreds of physicians in order to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.