Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Dr. Sumru Bilge-Johnson

Dr. Sumru Bilge-Johnson

If you’re looking for an enriching and diverse pediatric psychiatry training experience, I encourage you to explore Akron Children’s 2-year, ACGME-accredited Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

We inspire our fellows to create their own paths in the profession of child and adolescent psychiatry. Our goal is to train child psychiatrists so they are equipped to meet future challenges in caring for children, adolescents and their families.

Our faculty includes child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, social workers, clinical counselors, pediatricians, child neurologists, developmental-behavioral pediatricians and other mental health providers.

We provide multiple clinical training sites, including:

Weekly didactics, which often are shared with developmental-behavioral pediatric and psychology fellows, provide formal educational experiences that ensure a thorough knowledge of normality and pathology in children and adolescents. Child psychiatry fellows are also expected to teach medical students and adult psychiatry residents.

Akron, Ohio, offers a great quality of life and low cost of living. In fact, the Huffington Post ranks Akron among the 18 most underrated cities in the U.S. It offers family-friendly communities with excellent public and private schools.

There are a variety of restaurants, malls, art galleries, museums, concert venues, theaters, and cultural and arts festivals. For nature lovers, the Summit County Metro Park includes 125 miles of trails, 14 developed parks and six conservation areas.

Sports fans can also find plenty of sporting events within 40 miles, including the Akron Aeros minor league baseball team, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, as well as college teams from the University of Akron and Kent State University. Pittsburgh and Columbus are also within a 2-hour drive.

Please contact me at with questions about our fellowship program and the application/interview process. I look forward to hearing from you and believe that the more you discover about our program, the more you will want to explore what we have to offer.

Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Director


Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD

Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

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