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John Schowalter, MD

Professor Emeritus in the Child Study Center

Contact Information

John Schowalter, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900

    New Haven, CT 06520-7900

    United States



Dr. Schowalter born, raised, and educated in Wisconsin. He came first to Yale in 1960 as a pediatric intern. He was a child psychiatry resident at the Yale Child Study Center between 1963 and 1965. After serving two years in the army, he joined the Child Study Center faculty in 1967 and remained throughout his career. Dr. Schowalter’s career focused mainly on issues in pediatric liaison, adolescent care, and professional training. Dr. Schowalter chaired the Child Psychiatry Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He also chaired the Child Psychiatry Examination Committee and was on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Society of Professors of Child Psychiatry, the Association for the Care of Children’s Healthcare, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and the Benjamin Rush Society. At the Child Study Center, Dr. Schowalter became a professor in 1975 and became the first Albert J. Solnit Professor in 1989. He served as the Center’s Interim Director, 2001-2002. He became emeritus in 2003, but continues to teach and consult.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Wisconsin (1960)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1969)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (1968)

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