Robert A. Kowatch, MD, Ph.D.

Robert Kowatch

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Dr. Robert Kowatch is Professor of Psychiatry in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He completed his internship in internal medicine at The Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his residency in general psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA. In 2006 he earned a Ph.D. in Cognition and Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Kowatch has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles, 14 book chapters, and two books. He has published in the areas of the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorders, sleep disorders and depression. His articles have been published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Journal of Child Neurology, among others. His clinical and research interests are in the biology and treatment of pediatric mood disorders.
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/01/2011

Board Certifications
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine
Fellowship Hahnemann University Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1985
Residency The Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsyl Date Completed: 06/30/1983
Internship The Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsyl Date Completed: 06/30/1981
Medical School Chicago Medical School Date Completed: 07/30/1980
Professional Experience

2000 - 2011 Director of Psychiatry Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

1995 - 2000 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

1989 - 1995 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; Associate Director, Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry