Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

 Children's National Health System/GW Fellowship Program

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Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship 

David Call, MD, Program Director

The Institution

Children's National Health System (CNHS) is a leading pediatric training hospital located in the heart of the nation's capital. It is nationally recognized for its high level of training, clinical practice, and research in all areas dealing with infants, toddlers, school-age children, adolescents, and their families. The hospital attracts patients and their families from throughout the District of Columbia and the adjoining states of Virginia and Maryland. Trainees learn through rich clinical experiences with youth from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

The Children's National Health System Department of Psychiatry

The Children's National Health System Department of Psychiatry is one of the oldest child psychiatry departments in the nation. All faculty members hold appointments in the GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The current Chair is Dr. Adelaide Robb, a leading figure in psychiatric research and training. Dr. Robb is committed to developing the research mission of the department and to providing research training opportunities to residents and child psychiatry fellows.

The CNHS child and adolescent psychiatry training program focuses on the treatment of severely ill children and youth, family therapy, infant and toddler psychiatry, pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, and public sector psychiatry. From its inception, the Psychiatry Department at CNHS has promoted comprehensive clinical services and advocacy for child and adolescent mental health. Faculty members are active in child and adolescent mental health affairs at local, regional, and national levels.

Superior faculty, diverse cultural and socioeconomic populations, a broad spectrum of clinical problems, the most modern pediatric facilities, countless research opportunities, and one of the most attractive and exciting urban centers in the nation all contribute to making Children's National Health System a superb training site.