Physician Patient

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals prepares competent physicians to be excellent Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists for their work with children and families across the lifespan. This ACGME accredited program takes advantage of a rich community of resources to provide a broad training experience with patients of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fellows are immersed in multiple systems of care including public, private, medical, correctional, and behavioral health. Longitudinal experiences dedicated separately to therapy and medication management span the two years. The range and breadth of our patient centered approach ensures fellows are well prepared to effectively treat and advocate for children and families as well as the profession.

Didactics and seminars enhance clinical experiences by emphasizing the biological, psychological, and sociocultural components that influence normal development. Taught by faculty with diverse backgrounds and educational experiences, the curriculum covers the many topics critical to child and family work. Faculty leadership and involvement at both the regional and national level enhances both didactic and clinical experiences, and also provides fellows opportunities for mentorship and career guidance.

Child Fellowship Rotations

Year 1


  • Inpatient Child and Adolescent Unit
  • Day Treatment Program

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Consultation-Liaison Service
  • Psychotherapy Clinic
  • Psychopharmacology Clinic

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services (CAIS)

Rogers Memorial Hospital

  • Inpatient Child and Adolescent Units
  • Day Treatment Program
Year 2

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Psychotherapy Clinic
  • Psychopharmacology Clinic
  • Child Development Center
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Electives

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

  • Community Consultation (Wrap-Around Milwaukee)
  • Mobile Urgent Treatment Team (MUTT)
  • Milwaukee College Prep School charter primary schools
  • Juvenile Detention
  • Electives

Rogers Memorial Hospital

  • FOCUS mood disorder residential program
  • Electives

VA Medical Center Family Programs

Aurora Behavioral Health

  • Aurora Family Services

Child Fellowship Seminars

The first and second-year fellows join together for most seminars to allow for better program cohesion, maximize the faculty in the community, and give all fellows a rich learning experience. The fellows participate in Case Conferences, Journal Club, PRITE/board review, and Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds regularly in addition to didactics. View list of didactic topics (PDF)

Kathleen Koth

Meet the Director

Dr. Koth has been the Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship for six years where she enjoys teaching and supporting the future of our field. Being on the teaching faculty also allows her to help educate medical students, residents, and child fellows as well as the community. She has served on the committee for Graduate Medical Education at the Medical College, the residency and fellowship committee at Children’s Hospital as well as presented at the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training annual meetings.

Having completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola College in Maryland, she developed her interest in neurodevelopment disabilities while working as staff at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neurodevelopment Behavioral Unit. She completed her medical training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she received the Angus Gordon Cathie Scholarship. She completed residency at the University of Maryland and Sheppard Enoch Pratt Hospital program in general psychiatry. She continued her fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry there, serving as chief fellow in her final year.

Dr. Koth is on the medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin where she specializes in children with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities committee. On that committee she is currently the co-chair of the curriculum development working group developing a national curriculum for psychiatry trainees and the co-chair of the systems of care working group focused on the special program at the upcoming AACAP annual meeting. She is also the current President of the Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry helping to support child psychiatrists practicing in the state and to help advocate at the state level for the mental health needs of children and families.

Application Process

The Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin offers four (4) positions annually for a total of eight (8) fellows. Candidates for the Child program apply via the ERAS system (Electronic Resident Application System). Applications are open with the ERAS Fellowship cycle beginning July 1 and we accept applications through November 30. Typically, interviews take place in the fall for the upcoming academic year.

Accreditation Statement

The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and graduates of the two year program are eligible for board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


We would love to hear from you! Please direct any questions to either Dr. Kathleen A. Koth or the Fellowship Coordinator.