Dr. Fred Volkmar reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Volkmar is a Professor of Child Psychiatry and a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven. Dr. Volkmar's clinical interests include child and adolescent psychiatry, autism and pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, social development, and neuropsychology. He is a well-known expert on autism and pervasive developmental disorders. Dr. Volkmar is widely published and serves as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals on child development.
Education and Training
MD: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1976
Residency in Psychiatry: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1976–1980
Fellowship in Child Psychiatry: Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1980–1982
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Yale University, New Haven, CT:
Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, Child Study Center
Instructor in Psychology, 1992–present
Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, 1988
Instructor in Child Psychology, 1987–1995
Harris Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, 1987–1988
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, 1982–1987
Visiting Professor, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, 1994
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