Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service

The Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric consultation, evaluation, and treatment related to the psychological adjustment of children and families with acute and chronic medical and mental illnesses such as:

  • Complex mixed medical-psychiatric diagnoses
  • Noncompliance with medical treatment
  • Chronic pain
  • Procedural anxiety
  • Feeding disorders
  • Failure to thrive
  • Organ transplantation

For referrals please call (650) 498-4468.


  • Psychiatric evaluation, management, and treatment

  • Evaluation of children and adolescents who are having difficulties adhering to their medical treatment regimen

  • Evaluation and treatment of infants with feeding disorders and growth deficiency

  • Presurgical psychiatric evaluation

  • Short term inpatient individual and family psychotherapy

  • Behavioral interventions for pain management and anxiety related to medical procedures

  • Consultation to the General Pediatric Continuity Clinic on psychiatric issues including assessment and medication management

  • Behavioral interventions

Medical Director