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Scott A. Breitinger, M.D.


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Breitinger is a board-certified Psychiatrist in the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health where his clinical work is dedicated to the management of psychiatric illness and substance use in the primary care setting. His work includes the management of psychiatric illness through care coordination models and direct patient care.

Dr. Breitinger also serves the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology as co-Director of the department's Digital Innovation Office, member of the telemedicine steering committee, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts research on healthcare systems design, delivery, and access, with a focus on mental health, preventative care, and employee wellness. He writes for both academic and general audiences, and focuses on the improvement of mental healthcare effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Preventative Care
  • Employee Health
  • Management of Substance Use in Primary Care
  • Telemedicine
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Digital Innovation in Psychiatry
  • Improving access to mental healthcare
  1. 2019
    ResidencyWeill Cornell Medical College/ New York Presbyterian Hospital
  2. 2015
    Doctorate of MedicineWeill Cornell Medical College
  3. 2009
    BA - Sociology (honors major), Biology (major), Pre-MedicineNew York University


  1. 2019
    PsychiatryAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberEmployee & Learner Mental Health Steering Committee
  2. 2021 - present
    Member of Task TeamSpeech Recognition Steering Group
  3. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberHumanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberTelepsychiatry Steering Committee
  5. 2020 - present
    Co-DirectorDigital Innovation Office, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberAcademy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Psychiatric Association