Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship


The two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the top programs in the country and an outstanding place to train.

Fellows have the opportunity to work within a large, multidisciplinary department that includes 15 child and adolescent psychiatrists and more than 30 psychologists and social workers. Our faculty are talented, knowledgeable, and committed to promoting a friendly, supportive atmosphere of inquiry. Having trained at top institutions across the country, they bring their own unique clinical perspectives to create a rich learning environment for the fellows. Many are actively involved on a regional or national level in advocacy, medical education, academic writing and/or research.

Our department is home to a general outpatient clinic (where treatment modalities include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy and pharmacotherapy), several specialized clinics (mood and anxiety, neuropsychiatry, early childhood, trauma), a partial hospitalization program and an inpatient unit. As a large tertiary care pediatric hospital, Lurie Children's pediatric consultation service sees a wide variety of medically and psychiatrically complex patients. Our patient population reflects Chicago’s wide-ranging racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

Our fellows come from residency programs all over the country. Many have been recognized for leadership and scholarship before and during fellowship. Their individual academic and clinical interests have encompassed the broad range of diagnostic, treatment, and community areas of CAP work, providing a fertile environment for peer learning and support. Many of our graduates have gone on to academic careers. We are dedicated to providing exceptional clinical and academic training for future leaders in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Julie Sadhu, MD
Program Director

John Walkup, MD
Division Director