Cassie D. Karlsson

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.


Pediatric Care Center (PCC Building) 1002 Wishard Blvd., Suite 4110
Indianapolis, IN