Kate Fitzgerald, M.D., M.S.

Phil F. Jenkins Research Professor of Depression
Associate Professor
Academic Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Co-Director, Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Research Affiliate, Center for Human Growth and Development


Dr Fitzgerald is a clinical expert in the evaluation and management of pediatric anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders.  Her current research involves using fMRI, EEG, and behavioral assessments to look for biomarkers of pediatric anxiety disorders to serve as neural targets for novel, mechanism-based treatments.  She is particularly interested in how cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) improves brain function in anxious youth. She is also involved in research focusing on the dissemination of CBT in the schools. Dr. Fitzgerald co-directs the department’s Child OCD & Anxiety Disorders Program and serves as Academic Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


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  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Psychiatry Residency, University of Michigan
  • M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • M.S., Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Wayne State University School of Medicine

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