Sandra G. B. Sexson, MD

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Sandra G. B. Sexson, MD

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Sandra G. B. Sexson, MD

Dr. Sandra Sexson is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Chief as well as Training Director of the Division of Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Augusta University. Dr. Sexson graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed postgraduate training in Child Development (University of Mississippi), General Psychiatry (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Child Psychiatry (Washington University in St. Louis). Prior to her present appointment she has served as Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Training Director at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and at Emory University. Her primary professional focus has been in psychiatric education with a clinical and research focus in education and in the emotional issues of children and adolescents with chronic medical illnesses. She is an active leader in psychiatric education in the United States, having served in her career as an officer in various positions including president of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Training, as a member of the Psychiatry RRC and as its Vice-Chair and Chair, as a team leader in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as a member of various test development committees and as a senior examiner in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as a leader in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) as an officer and extensive work with Education and Training as well as Lifelong Learning, with the American College of Psychiatrist as both the former Editor-in-Chief of PRITE, the Psychiatry in-training examination and the founding editor of the child psychiatry in-training examination. Presently she is serving as chair of the American Psychiatric Associations Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and continues to chair the AACAPs Work Group on Lifelong Learning and continues to work on a number of national committees addressing advances in educational and assessment issues in psychiatric education and is the president-elect of the Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the group that represents the heads of Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the United States. Clinically Dr. Sexsons focused interest has been in the areas of infant psychiatry and emotional issues of children and adolescents with chronic medical illnesses although her practice runs the full gamut of child and adolescent psychiatry. She has been regularly named to the prestigious lists of Americas Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America and has been named to the Top Psychiatrists in America.

  • Clinical Interests

    Psychiatric and socioemotional aspects of pediatric patients with chronic medical illness
    Pediatric consultation liaison
    Autism spectrum disorders
    Developmental Disabilities and Delays
    Infant psychiatry
    Psychiatric aspects of cochlear implants in children and adolescents
    General child and adolescent psychiatry to include ADHD, depression, PTSD, sleep disorders, habit disorders, family stressors, coping with terminal illness, grief and mourning

  • Research Interests

    Curriculum development for training in Core Competencies
    Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness in pediatrics
    Competency assessment in psychiatric education

  • Specialties

    Pediatric Psychiatry

  • Language(s)

    English

Positions

Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professor

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Certified

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Mississippi - 1972

Internship: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS - Pediatrics Internship - 1971-1972

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - 1974

Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, Child Adolescent and Family Psychiatry - 1978

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997 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912

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