Dr. David McDuff

David R. McDuff, M.D. is the long-time sports psychiatrist and mental preparation trainer for the Baltimore Orioles (1996-present) and Baltimore Ravens (1996-2013-retired) and the current Performance Medicine Physician for the Indianapolis Colts. In addition he is the author of the 2012 book “Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance”. Since 2013 he has served as a consultant to NFL and NHL Teams for establishing assistance services for their coaches, players, team staff, and family members. For his work with professional and college teams he uses an integrated, on-site model providing players, coaches, and other staff with specialized services including player selection, team building, life balance, stress control, performance enhancement, mental preparation, energy recovery, injury rehabilitation, pain management, sleep medicine, substance prevention, and mental disorders treatment.

In addition to his work at the professional level, Dr. McDuff has worked extensively with Olympic, Professional, Division I, II, & III University/College, elite club and high school athletes and teams. At the Olympic/Professional Level he has worked with golf, tennis, football, baseball, soccer, rugby, windsurfing, and pentathlon. At the college level he has worked at the Universities of Maryland at College Park and Baltimore County, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, Towson, Stevenson, McDaniel, & Coppin.

From his office practice in Ellicott City, Maryland he has worked with athletes and teams from more than 35 sports but especially distance running, golf, tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, rugby, figure skating, swimming, gymnastics, and ice hockey. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine and is board certified in General & Addiction Psychiatry as well as a retired Army Medical Corps Officer with 28 years of service and multiple deployments and combat experience.

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