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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 to come to Duke for my residency and subsequently stayed on for fellowship due to the opportunities to grow in my areas of interests, the quality of education, and culture of practicing at the highest level of evidence-based treatments without sacrificing the humanity in medicine.