Chad Sylvester

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

Education & Training


  • Fellowship: Child Psychiatry: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2014
  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2012
  • PhD: Neuroscience: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2009
  • MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2009
  • BS: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2001

Major Awards


  • AACAP Robinson Cunningham Award, For best manuscript written by a child and adolescent psychiatrist during residency training, American Acad. of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013
  • Eli Robins Award, For excellence in clinical psychiatry, teaching, and research and in recognition of potential for leadership in academic medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012
  • Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellow, For past achievement and the promise of a distinguished career in the biomedical sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Peter Halstead Hudgens Award, For excellence in research and clinical psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009

Areas of Clinical Interest


Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Research Interests


Functional Brain Networks in Childhood Anxiety Disorders

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Key Publications


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Funded Research Projects


R01MH122389 (PI): Neonatal Brain Activity and Risk for Anxiety Disorders in Early Childhood

K23109983 (PI): Attention and Related Functional Brain Networks in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience Small Grant Award (PI): Functional Network Dysfunction in Individual Children with Anxiety Disorders