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Sarah M. Edwards, DO

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Division Director

Additional Title:

Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship


Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training

  • Northwestern University, BA, Psychology, 1995
  • Midwestern University, DO, 2005
  • University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt, General Psychiatry Residency, 2005-2008
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2008-2010


Dr. Edwards is a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with specialized expertise in early childhood mental health and treatment of complex pediatric trauma-related disorders. She is the Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical service line at University of Maryland School of Medicine, which includes child inpatient, partial hospitalization, pediatric consultation-liaison, and outpatient sub-specialty services.  Dr. Edwards is also the Training Director of the University of Maryland Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.  Through these roles, she has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of pediatric mental health conditions, and provides training to medical students, adult psychiatry residents, child psychiatry fellows, and allied health professionals on normal child development and child and family interview techniques. 

Dr. Edwards has presented at national conferences and co-authored manuscripts on a variety of topics including teaching methods in graduate medical education; use of telepsychiatry in school mental health; and use of an interprofessional model to screen and treat hospitalized youth with delirium.  Her research interests involve integrated pediatric care, interprofessional training, pediatric delirium, and youth suicide screening and prevention.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Early childhood mental health, infant mental health, integrated pediatric care, delirium, interprofessional education and collaboration, training, teaching residents and fellows, trauma, telepsychiatry, evidence-based therapies.

Highlighted Publications

Simone, S., Edwards, S., Lardieri, A., Walker, L. K., Graciano, A. L., Kishk, O. A., & Custer, J. W. (2017). Implementation of an ICU Bundle: An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Project to Enhance Delirium Management and Monitor Delirium Prevalence in a Single PICU. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine18(6), 531-540.

Reeves, G., Wehring, H., Edwards, S., & dos Reis,, S. (2017). Partnership with consumers to improve research dissemination. Medical Research Archives, 5(4). Retrieved from

Stephan, SA., Lever, N., Bernstein, L., Edwards, S., Pruitt, D.,  (2016) Telemental Health in Schools. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 26: 1-7.

Edwards, S., Reeves, G. M., & Fishbein, D. (2015). Integrative model of the relationship between sleep problems and risk for youth substance use. Current Addiction Reports2(2), 130-140.

Weiss, C. L., Blizzard, A. M., Vaughan, C., Sydnor-Diggs, T., Edwards, S., & Stephan, S. H. (2015). Supporting the Transition from Inpatient Hospitalization to School. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24(2):371-83.