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Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Vice Chair for Education, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Director, Undergraduate Studies in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH

Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH, is vice chair for education and associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to directing one of the largest residency training programs in child and adolescent psychiatry in the country, Dr. Shatkin is the director of undergraduate studies for the first child and adolescent mental health college minor in the nation (the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies [CAMS] Minor) at NYU, which instructs over 2,500 students annually in 29 unique courses. He is also director of a large and comprehensive weekly Grand Rounds program in child and adolescent psychiatry, one of the few in North America. His major clinical interests are mood and anxiety, ADHD, sleep, and disruptive behavior disorders.

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Shatkin served for two years with the National Health Service Corps in rural Arkansas before becoming the medical director of child and adolescent psychiatry and autism services at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic). Dr. Shatkin received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Subsequently, he received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Brooklyn (Downstate) and completed his post-graduate training in general and child/adolescent psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.

Dr. Shatkin has published in the areas of child mental health policy, complementary and alternative treatments, sleep medicine, and medical education. He is one of a handful of teaching scholars selected by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), whose mission is to develop innovative methods for training the next generation of child and adolescent psychiatrists. He is also chair of the AACAP's Workforce Issues Committee and a member of the Training and Education Committee. He sits on the Editorial Board of Academic Psychiatry and the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, and he is the host of "About Our Kids," a weekly national radio interview and call-in program on the Sirius/XM Radio Satellite Network (Sirius/XM Channel 81). Dr. Shatkin co-edited a recent edition of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America on Pediatric Sleep Disorders and wrote the book, "Treating Child and Adolescent Mental Illness," published by W.W. Norton.

Phone Numbers:

Direct: (646) 754-4900
Clinical and Patient Matters: (646) 754-5045
CAMS Minor and Grand Rounds: (646) 754-5061
Residency Program: (212) 263-2072