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Andrew Lustbader, MD, FAAP

Associate Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center

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Andrew Lustbader, MD, FAAP



Dr. Andrew Lustbader completed his Pediatrics residency, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at the Yale University School of Medicine. Trained as a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist, his knowledge of the interface between the two disciplines is indispensable. Dr. Lustbader is a psychiatric consultant to the Yale hub of the ACCESS-MH program, which provides pediatricians with immediate child psychiatric support for the children and adolescents that they treat. Having been a practicing pediatrician, he has a history of consultation with pediatric clinics, development of collaborative office rounds (CORs), development of pediatric and mental health co-location primary care clinics, and serves as a physician educator of primary care practitioners on children’s mental health issues. As a director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center, he supervised a multidisciplinary team where comprehensive evaluation and treatment were accented. He has utilized this multidisciplinary approach in his work as Director of the Therapeutic Center for Children and Families, a private practice group in Westport CT, and as an Associate Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center, in Norwalk, CT. He has given many seminars to mental health, school-based, and primary care providers, regarding: psychopharmacology, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, treatment of physical and psychiatric chronic illnesses (including anxiety and trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD), parenting and divorce issues, and suicide prevention. Dr. Lustbader serves as President of the Connecticut Chapter of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CCCAP), where he works to advocate for better children's health policy.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Mediciane (1998)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (1996)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1994)
  • MD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1991)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
First Richard Granger Award: For perseverance, dedication, thoughtfulness and skill in working to enhance collaboration and understanding between pediatricians and mental health professionalsCT Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics2010

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