Specialty Areas: Stress, Trauma, and Resiliency, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sharon Kahler, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her clinical interests include the treatment of children and adolescents exposed to disaster and trauma, through the use of various therapy modalities. Dr. Kahler is also interested in student mental health, as well as early intervention and treatment for children with autism.
Dr. Kahler received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers College, and her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her adult psychiatry training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Prior to starting her child and adolescent psychiatry training at NYU, Dr. Kahler served on the Residency Council for the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell. In addition, she has been an active member of the Young Professionals Advisory Board for the Mentoring Partnership of New York for the past two years, helping to raise awareness and funds for mentoring programs in the greater New York City area. For the past three years, Dr. Kahler also served as a co-captain for the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk Team. During medical school, as chairperson for the AMA Anti-Obesity Committee, Dr. Kahler helped develop outreach programs to promote healthy living for children in local schools.
Dr. Kahler has been a guest lecturer to Emergency Medicine residents at Weill Cornell Medical Center. In 2009, she was granted the Stephen P. Jewett, MD Memorial Award for her interest and proficiency in the field of Psychiatry. Dr. Kahler is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as the Association of Women Psychiatrists, and the American Medical Association.