Psychiatrist Joins ThedaCare Behavioral Health

Elena Tuskenis, MD

ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano Welcomes Elena Tuskenis, MD

Elena Tuskenis, MD, will be joining ThedaCare Behavioral Health as a psychiatrist in January and serving the ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano location. She is a general adult psychiatrist who specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and psychosomatic medicine.

Dr. Tuskenis earned her undergraduate degree in linguistics at the University of Chicago and then attended Harvard University, where she received her master’s degree in education. She completed her doctor of medicine degree at  the University of Utah School of Medicine. During her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Tuskenis served as chief resident and received the Gold Foundation Excellence in Humanism and Teaching Award. She belongs to the American Psychiatric Association.

Focused on providing compassionate, empathetic care with a strong foundation of medical knowledge, Dr. Tuskenis likes spending quality time with her friends and family outside of work. She stays active through long distance road biking, swimming and running, and also enjoys cooking and comedy theater.  

ThedaCare™ Behavioral Health is the largest behavioral health provider in Northeast Wisconsin, providing inpatient and outpatient mental health, alcohol and drug treatment, psychological and neuropsychological testing, and psychiatry to more than 15,000 individual patients. In 2005, an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence was established to assist people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.