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Paramjit T. Joshi, MD

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Director, Psychiatry
Director, Psychology

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Neuroscience Research
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Child Psych
National Provider Identifier1043300312

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, is the Endowed Professor & Chair in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Children's National. She also is Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences & Pediatrics, at the George Washington University School of Medicine and is the President-Elect of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Joshi joined Children's National Medical Center in 1999, after serving as Director of Clinical Services at the Office for Prevention of Violence at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a Doctorate in Pediatrics from Punjab University, Christian Medical College & Brown Memorial Hospital in Ludhiana, India, and remained at Hopkins for 22 years after completing her training there in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. During the past 25 years she has developed an expertise in the psychological effects of violence, crisis, and trauma in children. Dr. Joshi has received numerous grants to direct research and provide outreach services, including programs in Croatia and Boznia Herzegovia during the war in the Balkans. She has also trained Adult Psychiatrists and Pediatricians from war torn countries such as Iraq & Eritrea about children’s mental health. She is currently consulting to the children’s hospital in Tokyo, which has been assigned by the Japanese government to develop a response program for children traumatized by natural and man-made disasters. Dr. Joshi is called upon for expert testimony and is frequently requested by media nationally and internationally to help educate the public and parents in caring for children and teens overwhelmed or traumatized by violence – in wars abroad and closer to home in America: on its streets, in its schools, and through the media.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Punjab Medical College Faislabad, Punjab, Pakistan, PakistanDoctor of Medicine 1965 -1970
National & International Recognitions
Woman of the YearAmerican Biographical Society2000
Exemplary Psychiatrist AwardNational Alliance for the Mentally Ill2000
Bruno Lima Humanitarian AwardThe American Psychiatric Association2000
Freddie Award for Documentary Video-tape: Recognizing Teenage Depression2000
Advocacy Award "Catchers in the Rye"American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryWork Group on Consumer Issues1996

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Member Scientific Advisory BoardNational Depression & Manic Depressive Association2000 - 2009
FellowIndian Association for Child & Adolescent Mental H1997 - 2009
Appointed ChairSociety of Professors of Child & Adolescent PsychiAdministration Committee1999 - 2009
MemberAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Pyschiatr1983 - 2009
Alternate DelegateAmerican Medical AssociationThe American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychia
Journal Article, Efron, L.A., Joshi, P.T., Parr, A.F. (2008), TV Coverage of Tragedies: What is the Impact on Children?, Indian Pediatrics, 45, 8, 629-634.

Journal Article, Dalton, M.E., Joshi, P.T., O'Donnell, D.A. (2008), Ethical Issues in Local, National, and International Disaster Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 17, 1, 165-185.

Journal Article, Due, P., Joshi, P., Kim, Y.S., Kumpulainen, K., Leventhal, B., Menvielle, E., Merrick, J., Riibner, K., Silber, T., Srabstein, J., Wright, J. (2008), Prevention of Public Health Risks Linked to Bullying: A Need for a Whole Community Approach, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20, 2, 185-199.

Journal Article, Joshi, P.T., Lewin, S.M., O'Donnell, D.A. (2007), Innovations: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Training in Developmental Responses to Trauma for Child Service Providers, Psychiatric Services, 58, 1, 12-14.

Journal Article, Berghorst, L.H., Dickstein, D.P., Fromm, S.J., Joshi, P., Leibenluft, E., McClure, E.B., Nelson, E.E., Pine, D.S., Rich, B.A., Robb, A., Schachar, R.J., Vinton, D.T. (2007), Neural Circuitry Engaged During Unsuccessful Motor Inhibition in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 1, 52-60.

Journal Article, Galvin, M., Joshi, P.T., Nurnberger, J., Petti, T., Raymond-DePaulo, J., Reich, T., Reich, W., Todd, R.D. (2004), Psychosocial Variables in Children and Teens of Extended Families Identified through Bipolar Affective Disorder Probands, Bipolar Disorders, 6, 2, 106-114.

Journal Article, Joshi, P.T., O'Donnell, D.A. (2003), Consequences of Child Exposure to War and Terrorism., Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 6, 4, 275-292.

Journal Article, Carlson, G.A., Charney, D.S., Coyle, J.T., Hellander, M., Joshi, P.T., Lewis, L., Nemeroff, C.B., Pine, D.S., Reiss, D., Todd, R.D. (2003), Depression and bipolar support alliance consensusStatement on the Unmet Needs in Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Journal of Amer Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 12, 1494-1503.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Joshi, P.T. (2001), Bipolar Disorder – Is it Being Overdiagnosed or Underdiagnosed?, Poster session presented at the Maryland Regional Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Towson, MD

Conference Presentation - Poster, Joshi, P.T. (2001), Mood Disorders in Children & Adolescents – Emerging Trends, Poster session presented at the 19th Annual National Alliance on Mental Illness Symposium, Linthicum, MD

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Paramjit Joshi, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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