David Muzina, MD


David Muzina

Dr. David J. Muzina formerly led Express Scripts' 15 specialized pharmacy practices, or Therapeutic Resource Centers (TRCs), where he was responsible for continuous improvement across all practices with an emphasis on clinical quality, affordability and service for Express Scripts members. In addition, he had oversight for training specialist pharmacists and clinicians, research activities, and enhancing the practice of the specialized pharmacy care provided to all patients.

Prior to Express Scripts, Dr. Muzina was Director, Center for Mood Disorders Treatment & Research, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. During his tenure there, he led the Cleveland Clinic’s participation in the NIMH Center of Excellence for Care and Study of Children and Adults with Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol/Drug Abuse at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Muzina also served on the medical staff for several professional sports teams in Cleveland, as well as the Cuyahoga County Mental Health Board of Governors.

Additionally, Dr. Muzina directed Cleveland Clinic’s Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Program and oversaw integration of behavioral health units throughout the clinic’s regional hospital system. He was Founding Director of the Center for Mood Disorders Treatment and Research and in partnership with the University of Toronto formed the International Mood Disorders Consortium.

Dr. Muzina graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton (Ohio) in 1989 before pursuing his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his internship and psychiatry residency training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, serving as Chief Resident from 1996 to 1997.

Dr. Muzina is the author of more than 60 journal articles and book chapters that focus on neuroscience, with an emphasis on diagnostic issues, the challenges of mood disorder treatment, and the importance of the Primary Care–Behavioral Health interface. Recent peer-reviewed publications have addressed antidepressant adherence, patterns of migraine headache treatment, and predictive value of early assessment of depression treatment published in prominent journals, including the Journal of Affective Disorders, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, and the American Journal of Managed Care.

He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Dr. Kathryn Muzina and their three children. Dr. Muzina maintains a limited private practice in Northeast Ohio for specialty consultation in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. His personal mission statement is “make every health care moment matter."

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