Clinical Focus


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2008)
  • Fellowship: Yale University Child Study Center (2007) CT
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh (2005) PA
  • Medical Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2002)

All Publications


  • Enhancing Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Recruitment Through a Medical Student Mentorship Network: A Qualitative Study. Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry Kishore, A., DiGiovanni, M., Sun, K. L., Kolevzon, A., Benoit, L., Martin, A. 2022

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: There is a shortage of psychiatrists necessary to meet the clinical needs of children and adolescents. Efforts over the past decade to enhance the workforce have had a limited impact. This study sought to identify the critical components of a medical student mentorship network designed to increase recruitment into the subspecialty.METHODS: The authors conducted interviews via synchronized videoconferencing of network site leaders and medical students at 14 schools throughout the USA. In addition, they analyzed verbatim transcripts using a thematic-phenomenological qualitative approach.RESULTS: The authors interviewed thirty-eight program participants during seven focus group sessions: nine program directors and 29 medical students or graduates, a median of five participants per session. They constructed a framework consisting of two overarching domains, comprised of three themes each: (1) life cycle of a subspecialty mentorship network (Origins, Initiation, and Continuity); and (2) next steps to improve the program (Refining goals, Increasing accessibility, and Defining a path forward).CONCLUSION: Preliminary data have already documented the positive impact of participation in this mentorship program on medical student match rates into psychiatry. The qualitative model of this study provides a blueprint to develop, maintain, and optimize this and similar efforts aimed at increasing the child and adolescent psychiatry workforce.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-022-01700-6

    View details for PubMedID 36123518

  • United States of America Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists' Career Satisfaction by Career Stage ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Alleyne, S., Dale, L., Robertson-Blackmore, E., Kishore, A., Cuffe, S., Fallucco, E. 2022

    Abstract

    This study sought to examine career satisfaction among United States of America child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) across career stages, identifying predictive factors for their career satisfaction.A total of 526 CAPs responded to a national career satisfaction survey. Satisfaction was assessed via responses to statements about their career on a Likert scale. Career satisfaction was defined as the sum of the scores for satisfaction with their choice of career, career advancement, and career recognition. Responses were disaggregated by the number of years post child and adolescent psychiatry residency training (early career: 0-10 years; midcareer: 11-20 years; and late career: 21 + years post-training). Stepwise linear regression analyses identified predictive factors of career satisfaction.CAPs' career satisfaction was high (3.95) and increased with career stage. It was most positively correlated with advancement opportunities, job enjoyment, and control of assigned tasks, and most negatively correlated with workload. Job enjoyment was the leading predictive factor of career satisfaction for early career and late career CAPs, with midcareer CAPs identifying task assignment control as the leading contributor to their career satisfaction (all p = .000).Career satisfaction in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is high, increases with career stage, and is most predicted by advancement opportunities. Further study of the predictive factors of CAPs' career satisfaction is warranted as we focus on increasing the workforce in child and adolescent psychiatry.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-021-01577-x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000742789200001

    View details for PubMedID 35034337

  • Drug Story Theater: A Mixed-Methods Study of a Peer-to-Peer Approach to Substance Abuse Education HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND POLICY REVIEW Shrand, J., DiGiovanni, M., Lee, D., Kishore, A., Martin, A. 2021; 8 (4): 281-293
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Perceptions and Career Preference: Participation in a National Medical Student Conference Improves Outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Kishore, A., Sun, K., Guth, S., Kolevzon, A., Martin, A. 2019

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: Since 2002, the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF) has supported a network of medical schools across the country with the explicit aim of enhancing interest in, and eventual recruitment into the field of child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP). An active component of the KTGF network has been its annual National Medical Student Conference (NMSC).METHOD: The Thirteenth Annual NMSC, supported by the KTGF, was held at Stanford University on February 8 and 9, 2019. We designed a 17-item survey with five underlying themes (balance, finances, patients, systems, and stigma), intended to quantify students' perceptions of the field of CAP. We also rated students' prospective career choices. Surveys were electronically collected at baseline, after the NMSC, and 90 days later.RESULTS: Our baseline sample consisted of 79 students (57% women) from 14 medical schools. We found improvements over time in overall perceptions of child psychiatry (F2,206=7.5, p<0.000), and in four out of five domain scores (F2,206 ≥3.6, p≤0.03). Prospective career preferences increased over time for CAP (F2,206=3.9, p=0.02), although the effect was time-limited and did not persist after 90 days. We found no change in preference for psychiatry or pediatrics over time.CONCLUSION: An intensive, 2-day conference entirely dedicated to CAP content had salutary effects among medical students in improving their perceptions about the field, and in their reported likelihood of pursuing CAP after graduation.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaac.2019.07.949

    View details for PubMedID 31585159

  • CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY PERCEPTIONS AND CAREER PREFERENCE: PARTICIPATION IN A NATIONAL MEDICAL STUDENT CONFERENCE IMPROVES OUTCOMES Kishore, A. R., Sun, K., Kolevzon, A., Martin, A. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2019: S217–S218
  • Cotherapy Observing and Modeling in Real Time SUPERVISION IN PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE: PRACTICAL APPROACHES ACROSS VENUES AND PROVIDERS Lee, A., Isaac, S., Stubbe, D., Kishore, A. R., DeGolia, S. G., Corcoran, K. M. 2019: 113–18
  • A TALE OF TWO DEPARTMENTS: HOW IMPLICIT BIAS DIVIDES US AND CAN UNITE US Kishore, A., Silverman, M. A., Alleyne, S. D., Benoit, M. B., Leikauf, J., Martin, A., Mayes, L. C., Miller, S., Post, M., Stubbe, D. E., Zalpuri, I. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2017: S82
  • TEACHING THERAPY: A CO-THERAPY MODEL Vasan, N., Kishore, A., Isaac, S., Stubbe, D. E., Lotspeich, L. J., Dobry, Y., Zalpuri, I., Reichert, E., Cosgrove, V. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2016: S352