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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Program Director:
Gary Swanson, MD
Accreditation: ACGME
Program Length: 2 years (PGY4-PGY5)
Fellows per year: 2

Quick guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

About the Program
Benefits and Stipends
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About the program

Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), and in conjunction with the Center for Traumatic Stress, has the following educational mission: to train fellow to accurately and efficiently diagnose and treat children and adolescent patients with psychiatric and behavioral disorders using a biopsychosocial approach and to foster critical thinking and leadership skills. The program is especially committed to training fellows to be proficient in recognizing and treating the effects of trauma in children and adolescents.

Clinical and didactic experiences are designed so that graduates will be proficient in developing an accurate diagnosis and thoughtful biopsychosocial formulation and implementing a treatment plan that includes any necessary medical evaluation, provision of appropriate psychotherapies and psychopharmacology, and appropriate and effective educational, community, family and social interventions.

The program has access to a full range of clinical services, including outpatient, partial hospital, inpatient, school, community, and consultation-liaison settings. The Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescent at AGH is a nationally recognized clinical research program that offers unique education experience working with traumatized children.


About Graduate Medical Education

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program is part of the graduate medical education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about graduate medical education.

Contact us

Cindy DeLuca
Program Coordinator

4 Allegheny Center, 8th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

(412) 330-4242
Fax:  (412) 330-4377



Rotations are as follows:

  • Outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry (12 months)
  • Partial Hospital program (4 months)
  • Inpatient child and adolescent program (2 months)
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry (1 month)
  • Child neurology (1 month)
  • Community psychiatry (4 months)


Lectures are presented on a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents
  • Developmental Practicum
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
  • Forensic Child Psychiatry
  • Advanced Therapeutic Interventions with Children and Adolescents
  • Administration, Supervision and Career Choices in Child Psychiatry
  • School and Community Psychiatry



Sylvia Boules, MD

Damira Caric-Sicenica, MD

Judith Cohen, MD

Tania Kannadan, MD

Anthony Mannarino, PhD

Anjali Medhekar, MD

Christie Sylvester, MD

Richard Withers, PhD

Gary Swanson, MD



Rohan Das, DO

Kayli Deckert, DO

Mitra Hefazi, MD

Natalie Keller, MD

Elyse Kraft, DO