July 17, 2009
Elizabeth Kastelic, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center psychiatrist Elizabeth Kastelic, M.D., has made The Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Therapists” list of best mental-health professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Appearing in the July 2009 issue, the list features psychiatrists and psychologists selected by mental health professionals asked to recommend practitioners to whom they would send members of their own families.
Kastelic is an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Hopkins and directs the Young Adult Affective Disorders Center at Hopkins Children’s.
“It is my hope that the list will draw attention to the critical importance of diagnosing and treating mental health and emotional problems in children, teens and adults,” says Kastelic, whose research and clinical practice focus on affective disorders in children and teens and familial bipolar disorder.
She is an investigator on an NIH-funded multi-center research to study familial bipolar disorder in teens.
Kastelic received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed her general medicine and psychiatry residencies at Hopkins followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.
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