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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Program Leadership - Tara Chandrasekhar, MD - Program Training DirectorThe mission of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, led by Tara Chandrasekhar, MD, is to train leaders in clinical and academic psychiatry with an emphasis on integrating an evidence-based approach to care for children and adolescents.

Why pursue a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship?

Child and adolescent psychiatry is a vibrant and impactful field. Fellowship training can help psychiatrists who are passionate about working with young people not only to change the lives of individual children and their families, but also make significant contributions to the advancement of the field through teaching and research.


Why Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences?

The two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship ACGME-accredited program features:
  • Excellent teaching and supervision by faculty who are content experts
  • Wide variety of clinical settings and specialty clinics
  • Exceptional consult liaison training at a tertiary children’s hospital
  • Extensive opportunities to hone psychotherapy and family therapy skills
  • Exposure to a cutting-edge collaborative care approach
  • Encouragement to pursue individual interests through electives and research
  • Formalized mentorship program
  • Engagement in quality improvement projects
  • Intentional focus on fellows’ wellness


I chose Duke for my fellowship training for many factors, including the variety of training opportunities available at a large academic center and the flexibility in creating a second-year schedule that can really focus on your interests. The culture of the program is very warm and supportive, making it a wonderful place to train and grow clinically and professionally.-Katie Boyle, MD