Child/adolescent psychiatrists and pediatric neurologists entering this program will receive cutting-edge training in the psychiatric and behavioral care of individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions and childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders. This program is a one year clinically focused training experience that offers the opportunity to work with a breadth of complex patients under the close supervision of internationally renowned faculty in the field. Clinical care, professional development, leadership training, and academic growth will all take place within a warm, collegial, and interdisciplinary environment.

Trainees will learn to work with patients with conditions such as:

  • Autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability
  • Cerebral palsy and perinatal brain injury
  • Pediatric catatonia
  • Concussion and traumatic/acquired brain injury
  • Pediatric functional neurological symptom disorder
  • Neurodegenerative and neurometabolic diseases
  • Downs syndrome
  • Neuroinflammatory diseases
    • Examples: anti-NMDA receptor encephalopathy
  • Epilepsy syndromes
    • Examples: Lennox Gastaut syndrome, Dravet syndromes
  • Neurogenetic syndromes
    • Examples: 22q11 deletion syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis


Candidates must have successfully completed either child/adolescent psychiatry or pediatric neurology training at an ACGME-accredited program. Unfortunately, due to J1 visa work requirements, we are unable to accept candidates with this visa.

Salary and Benefits

Trainees are junior faculty and are offered a competitive salary, faculty benefits package, and faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.