ChadPuffer.Lg-01Chad Puffer, DO

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist – Rochester Site


Medical Degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Board Certification: Board Eligible in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Puffer received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2011 prior to completing his Adult Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Mayo Clinic in 2016.  Dr. Puffer received numerous awards throughout training, including being recognized as the clinician most likely to better Psychiatry, the colleague of the year, for the best original paper written by a resident or fellow, and recognition of having unique potential for a career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  In addition, he is a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, recognizing the top 30% of Osteopathic medical students in academics and community service as well as a recipient of the COSGP T.O.U.C.H. Award in recognition of at least 100 hours of community service during medical school.

Dr. Puffer enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families and has particular interests in mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders.  He is also interested in developing novel models of care to provide better access to mental health professionals for those in need.


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
Minnesota Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Substance Use Disorders