22550-Karlsson, Cassie

Cassie D. Karlsson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


Since joining the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013, much of my career has been dedicated to graduate medical education.  As the Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, and Associate Training director of the adult Psychiatry Residency Program, I enjoy working with residents and fellows throughout their training career.  My areas of interest in resident education include child and family psychotherapy and developing specialized training to prepare residents and fellows to care for children and adults with developmental disorders and neuropsychiatric illness. My clinical and research focus is in autism, developmental disorders and other neuropsychiatric conditions. I am the Founder and Director of the Down Syndrome Psychiatric Specialty Clinic at the IU Neurosciences Center, serving both children and adults, with a specific focus on regression and catatonia in Down Syndrome. As Medical Director of the Simon Skjodt Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit at Riley Hospital for Children, I am one of the attending psychiatrists for the inpatient and PHP teams, serving patients and their families with a variety of psychiatric conditions, including children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and those with combined psychiatric illness and complex medical conditions.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Education
    2013 FEL University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    2011 RES Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    2007 MD University of Colorado
    2001 BS Kansas State University
  • Research

    Catatonia, Psychiatric Disorders in Down Syndrome, Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Psychiatric Association
    Indiana Psychiatric Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry*
  • Clinical Interests

    Treating children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and other complex neuropsychiatric illness.

  • Awards
    Org: IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
    Desc: Excellence in Teaching Award
    Scope: School
    Org: IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
    Desc: Residency Education Faculty Award
    Scope: School

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