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David B. Pruitt, MD

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Psychiatry

Secondary Appointment(s):

Pediatrics

Administrative Title:

Division Head, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Additional Title:

Professor Primary Appointment: Psychiatry Secondary Appointment: Pediatrics Administrative Title: Division Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division Director, Telemental Health, Department of Psychiatry

Location:

701 W. Pratt St. 4TH FL Baltimore, Md. 21201

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-3522

Fax:

(410) 328-0202

Education and Training

• Southern Methodist University, BA, Religion/Sociology, Dallas, Texas, 1966-1971
• University of Texas Medical School at Houston, MD, Medicine, 1971 - 1974
• University of Texas at Houston, Internship in Pediatrics, Hermann Hospital, 1974 - 1975
• University of Pennsylvania, Residency in General Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, 1975 - 1978
• Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, 1977 - 1979

Biosketch

David Pruitt, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, is Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Tele Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. He is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. Throughout Dr. Pruitt's career, he has been involved clinically with all ages of children and adolescents in all levels of clinical care utilizing a family centered treatment model. He is particularly interested in how to bring public health and system of care principles and practice together while protecting the core ingredients of physician/patient relationship.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Effective treatments for children, adolescents and their families. . Workforce development; consultation to schools, primary care, and rural underserved psychiatric populations Clinical Speciality • Consultation,evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and their families • Organizing and financing systems of care for children and adolescents

Highlighted Publications

Editor in Chief, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Your Child (Parent Guide to Development) published by Harper Collins, 1998

Editor in Chief, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Your Adolescent (Parent Guide to Development) published by Harper Collins, 1999

Pruitt David B (1998) Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Work Force Issues (Commentary). 38(1):15-16

Pruitt David B (1999) Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Leeches and Hemotomas: A Discussion. 37(1):2-8 (Presidential Address)

Pruitt David B (2016) (Contributing Editor) Mark Riddle, MD (editor) Pediatric Psychopharmacology For Primary Care, American Academy of Pediatrics

Pruitt David B (October 2017) (Co-Chair with Kathleen Myers) American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Tele Psychiatry, Clinical Update: Telepsychiatry with Children and Adolescents, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 56, Number 10

Awards and Affiliations

President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1997 - 1999

President, American Association Directors of Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2003 - 2005