Tara Chandrasekhar
Tara Chandrasekhar, MD, Program Director
The 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
  • Formal mentorship program
  • Engagement in quality improvement projects
  • Intentional focus on fellows’ wellness

Why Choose Duke?

Dr. Tara Chandrasekhar, Program Training Director, Dr. Gary Maslow and a few of our fellows share highlights and personal reflections about the program, as well as what they love about Durham, North Carolina.

Sonal Jain

I chose Duke to complete my child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship as it provided a robust amount of diverse opportunities both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. It is a program that truly emphasizes learning, and the mentorship is unmatched. I feel fortunate to be a part of such a warm and supportive network. Additionally, Durham is a great place to live with easy access to all things I enjoy (especially the food)!
— Sonal Jain, DO, Second-Year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow