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Amber May MD

Amber May
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
  • Medical Director, Comprehensive ADHD Clinic (CAC)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Contact Information
  • aclarmay [at]
  • (312) 355-1007
  • (312) 355-1555
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:183

Amber May, MD, is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive ADHD Clinic (CAC) and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry.  Dr. May has been at UIC since 2012, most recently graduating from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship during which she served as Chief Fellow.  She earned her medical doctorate degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Amber May is an active member of various professional medical organizations, currently serving on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Local Arrangements Committee for the national conference held in Chicago this year.

  • Residency
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Graduate School
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medical School
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Chicago
  • psychiatry

    Dr. May has a strong interest in treating children and adolescents with ADHD, mood, anxiety and neuropsychiatric disorders.  Her practice model is to serve as a family psychiatrist throughout the life cycle, with a patient population ranging from very young children through emerging adulthood and into parenthood.  She enjoys providing consultation and collaboration with pediatric and primary care colleagues.  Dr. May has a passion for medical education and loves teaching trainees.

  • personal

    In her free time, Dr. May enjoys soaking up Chicago’s culture and fine dining.  She and her family explore various urban nature hot spots.  She avidly reads and writes about child development and parenting.

  • A. May, S. Weinstein, J. Carbray, M.N. Pavuluri, “Neuroscience of Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder: Translation of Science to Service,A Clinical Handbook for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Onset Mood Disorders, ed. Manpreet K. Singh, M.D., M.S., APA Publishing, in press. 

    A. May, Contributing Author, “Neurocognitive Disorders,” “Anxiety Disorders,” “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,” and “Dissociative Disorders,” First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, 4th and 5th eds. L. Stead, et al. (ed), New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016; 2018.

    A. May, Contributing Author, “Mild or Major Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder,” “Schizophrenia,” “Psychotic Disorder due to Another Medical Condition,” “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder,” “Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” “Anxiety due to Another Medical Condition,” “Enuresis” and “Dissociative Identity Disorder.”  Case Files: Psychiatry, 5th ed. E. Toy & D. Klamen (eds), New York: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange, 2016.

    R. Nejad-Tadayon, B. Gomoll, A. May, M. Hosseini, M. Caserta, “A Case Study of Delusional Perception and Tilted Vision in a Patient with Confirmed Neurosarcoidosis,” The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2014, 26(3), pp. E13–E14.