David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. David Axelson reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Axelson is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Axelson’s research focuses on the phenomenology, course, and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. He received a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health and is currently a Principal Investigator on two multi-site NIMH-funded treatment studies of bipolar youth. He is also a co-principal investigator for studies examining the phenomenology of pediatric bipolar disorder and the longitudinal course of the offspring of bipolar parents.

Education and Training

MD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1992

General-Child Psychiatry Residency: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997

Certifications

Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Director of Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA

Financial Disclosure

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Current as of: August 23, 2013