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.

Washington University and the Department of Psychiatry are committed to diversity and inclusion in all of our missions – teaching, patient care, and research.

Expert faculty who lead a tradition of excellence

Joan Luby
Joan Luby, MD

Expert in child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatric mood disorders, and emotional development

Akinkunle Owoso
Akinkunle Owoso, MD

Expert in consultation liaison psychiatry

Charles Conway
Charles Conway, MD

Expert in Interventional psychiatry and mood disorders

Joseph Dougherty
Joseph Dougherty, PhD

Expert in animal genetics and mouse models of psychiatric illness

resident Subha Subramanian headshot

“The faculty at WashU are always accessible; no matter what time of day, there is always an attending that you can call, which demonstrates their commitment to the residency program”

— Subha Subramanian, MD
PGY3 Resident

Psychiatrists playing with child

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.

Multidisciplinary collaboration

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.

Collaboration while looking at brain scans