Sheila Specker, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Sheila Specker

Contact Info

speck001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9806

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

Administrative Email
nhampton@umn.edu

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Psychiatrist


MD, University of Minnesota

Residency, Family Practice, University of Wisconsin

Residency, Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

Fellowship, Substance Abuse, University of Minnesota

BA, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN

Summary

I received my BA in chemistry from the College of St.Catherine, MN, and completed medical school here at the University of Minnesota. I completed my residency in family practice from the University of Wisconsin, a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction medicine from the University of Minnesota.

I am an Associate Professor and addiction psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. I am Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship which trains physicians of all specialties in addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. My research interests include: substance abuse and related compulsive behaviors with co-morbid conditions, especially in women; medication development for substances of abuse, and health care professionals with substance user psychiatric disorders. I am also co-investigator on the use of neuroimaging approaches to identify circuit abnormalities in addiction. Pharmacotherapies for the treatment of cocaine use disorder has also been a focus of research. I have also given grand rounds presentations nationwide and have presented both nationally and internationally at more than 70 conferences.

I am board certified in both family practice and psychiatry and certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a physician specialist in substance abuse and by the American Board of Psychiatry in addiction psychiatry.

I was selected as a Top Doctor in Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Substance abuse and related compulsive behaviors with co-morbid conditions, especially in women
  • Medication development for substances of abuse
  • Health Care Professionals with substance user psychiatric disorders

Clinical

Specialties

  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Addictive disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Specker is board certified in both family practice and psychiatry and is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a physician specialist in substance abuse and by the American Board of Psychiatry in addiction psychiatry.