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Building upon the vision and achievements of our founder and father of child psychiatry, Leo Kanner, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry remains at the forefront of clinical service, professional education, and research. Today, the work of faculty members covers a broad range of psychiatric illnesses with a focus on developing effective treatments. The Division’s multi-disciplinary approach to research and treatment means that child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins has a strong foundation that spans the molecular level to clinical trials.

Learn more about our founder Leo Kanner, M.D.

At the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has its hospital home in the new Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, where it provides the highest quality care to young patients through an inpatient unit, a partial hospitalization program, and a consultation service to the other pediatric programs. The Division’s clinical services include hospital-based services, specialty outpatient programs, and community programs. Faculty are based as well at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

The Division is an acknowledged leader in training tomorrow’s experts in the field, offering a range of education and training opportunities that include medical student experience, options for residency training, and clinical and research fellowships.

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