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Pediatric Medical Psychology - Staff Psychologists

Ellen Bartolini, Psy.D.

Ellen Bartolini, Ph.D.

Dr. Bartolini is a staff psychologist in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. Dr. Bartolini specializes in evidence-based treatments that support children and families coping with acute and chronic medical challenges. She serves as the primary behavioral consultant for the Division of Pediatric Urology, where she provides treatment and pre-surgical evaluation for children with complex urological conditions including dysfunctional elimination syndrome, neurogenic bladder, and bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex. Dr. Bartolini also specializes in the treatment of parents and caregivers of seriously ill children. She serves as the psychological consultant for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and provides parent support as needed during children’s inpatient medical treatment. Dr. Bartolini is involved in clinical research across multiple medical subspecialties. She earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Bartolini is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist in the state of Maryland.


Micah Brosbe, Ph.D.

Micah Brosbe, Ph.D.

Dr. Brosbe is a staff psychologist with the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. Dr. Brosbe’s clinical and research interests include working with interdisciplinary teams to address concerns such as adherence to complex medical regimens, medical coping, and behavioral pain management in children and families affected by acute and chronic medical conditions.  He also works to help prepare children to cooperate with invasive or painful medical procedures.  Dr. Brosbe is the primary behavioral consultant with the Division of Pediatric Cardiology as well as with HIV services in the Intensive Primary Care Program.  In addition, he has a special interest in childhood traumatic stress, and is co-founder of the Medical Traumatic Stress Special Interest Group of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.  Dr. Brosbe has experience in providing behavior management training for caregivers, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as treating tic disorders and providing psychological evaluations. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and his Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Boston University.  He completed his predoctoral internship with the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as his 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger in the Behavior Management Clinic and Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program. 

Anna George, Psy.D.

Anna George, Ph.D.

Dr. George is a staff psychologist in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. Dr. George specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic and acute medical conditions. Dr. George serves as the primary behavioral consultant within the Division of Pediatric Oncology. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and treat child and adolescent cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors. Dr. George provides cognitive and behavioral interventions for children with various complex medical conditions. She is experienced in providing evidence-based interventions for distress and anxiety related to medical procedures, barriers to medical adherence and behavioral/emotional difficulties resulting from medical treatment. Her research interests include cognitive-behavioral interventions to enhance quality of life during treatment and maintain long term adjustment after treatment. Dr. George received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at The Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

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