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Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Vermont

David Rettew, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is also Medical Director of the Child Division of the Vermont Department of Mental Health. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree at the University of Vermont before completing his adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School within the Massachusetts General and McLean Hospital program. Dr. Rettew joined the UVM faculty in 2002 where he divides his time between clinical, teaching and research activities. His main research interest is the role of temperament and personality factors in childhood psychiatric disorders. Dr. Rettew has over 100 published journal articles, chapters, and scientific abstracts on a variety of child mental health topics, including a the book Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness. He has an upcoming parenting book that will be published by Oxford University Press. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today called the “ABCs of Child Psychiatry.” You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook at @PediPsych.


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    Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry , University of Vermont