Who we are
The Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine conducts research that defines psychiatry in the 21st century. We are educating clinicians and scientists who become leaders in the field and providing high quality clinical services to facilitate teaching and research.
Diversity, equity & inclusion
We know that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for success in everything we do. That’s why we’ve established the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, focused on making this work a strong and integrated element of each of our mission areas.
Expert faculty who lead a tradition of excellence
Expert in child and adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders, and imaging
Expert in perinatal and outpatient psychiatry
Expert in schizophrenia, early onset psychosis and imaging
Expert in basal ganglia circuits, optogenetics, and animal models of psychiatric illness
“What I really love most about this program is the support, teaching, and friendship from my fellow co-residents. Faculty members also provide a vast wealth of knowledge across multiple areas of psychiatry.”
— Stephanie Wiafe, MD
“Our program offers a great blend of autonomy and support. We have the tools we need to learn and prepare for independent practice, and faculty members are always available and eager to help. Residents across all years not only work well together but form lasting friendships. I know I am being well prepared to succeed in a fascinating and ever-changing field.”
— Maddie Nykamp, MD
“The faculty at WashU are always accessible. No matter what time of day, there is always an attending that you can call, which demonstrates the faculty members’ commitment to the residency program.”
— Subha Subramanian, MD
William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Our shared mission is to bring new innovations to the prevention of psychiatric conditions of childhood as well as to deliver clinical psychiatric care and innovative treatment to children and adolescents.
Why we love St. Louis
Here you’ll find charming neighborhoods, vibrant cultural and culinary scenes, and plenty of fun for nature-lovers and urbanites alike – all packed into an incredibly affordable city.
Our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach fosters an exchange of ideas that increases our understanding of nervous system function and ultimately improves treatment for people with mental disorders.