Fred R. Volkmar, MD - Pediatric Psychiatry


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

Academic Appointments

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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