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Search Health Information    David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. David A. Brent reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. He co-founded and now directs Services for Teens at Risk (STAR), a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-funded program for suicide prevention, education of professionals, and the treatment of at-risk youth and their families. His work in the area of suicide has focused on the epidemiology of adolescent suicide and has helped to identify the role of firearms, substance abuse, and affective disorders as risk factors for youth suicide. Dr. Brent is a Professor of Psychiatry, specializing in adolescent depression and suicidal behavior, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA.

Education and Training

MD: Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1974

Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Residency in General and Child Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA


Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Board of Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Academic Chief, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Financial Disclosure

Dr. Brent receives funding or honoraria from:

  • Guilford Press.
  • UpToDate.

Current as of: August 23, 2013

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