Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Children's National Health System/GW Fellowship Program

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Lisa Cullins, M.D., Director


The Institution
Children's National Health System 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 the District of Columbia and the adjoining states of Virginia and Maryland. These sources provide rich clinical experiences with youth from multiple cultures and ethnic 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. Paramjit Joshi, a leading figure in psychiatric research and training. Dr. Joshi is committed to developing the research mission of the department and to providing research training opportunities for child psychiatry residents.

The Children's National Health System child and adolescent psychiatry training program is especially strong in the treatment of severely disturbed children and youth, family therapy, infant and toddler psychiatry, pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, and public sector psychiatry. From its inception, the training program of the Department of Psychiatry has promoted comprehensive clinical service and advocacy for child and adolescent mental health. Faculty members are active in child and adolescent mental health affairs nationally. Many are involved in regional and local mental health committees as well.

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.