Karam Radwan, M.D., FAPA

Associate Professor
Section Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Director of Mood and Anxiety Disorder Clinic
Director of the Neurodevelopmental Clinic

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Patient Calls: 773-702-6199
Fax: 773-702-6649

Education & Training

  • The University of Damascus- M.D., 1997
  • PGY-1 PGY III, General Adult Psychiatry, The University of Missouri, 1999-2002
  • PGY IV Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Northwestern University, 2002-2003
  • PGY V  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The University of Michigan, 2003-2004
  • Board Certified, American  Board of Psychiatry and Neurology ( Adult, General)
  • Board Certified, American  Board of Psychiatry and Neurology ( Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, Consultant, The General Medical Council, UK
  • Board Certified, American  Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Hospice and palliative Medicine)

Clinical Interests

  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adoption and early attachment deregulation
  • Sleep Disorders in Children
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders with ADHD
  • Refractory Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Research Interests

  • Neurobiology of emotion and empathy
  • Physiological substrates of interpersonal relations
  • Attachment theory-driven psychotherapy
  • Efficacy of psychodynamic treatment in children
  • The use of Omega-3 in prevention and treatment of mental illness
  • Neuro Psycho Oncology
  • Insight Promoting Psychotherapy
  • Cultural sensitivity and Insight in Mental illness


  • Director, Fundamental of Psychopathology Course.
  • Director, Ethics and Career Development Course.
  • Co-Director Family Therapy Course and Supervision.
  • Multidisciplinary Case Conference for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Medical Students.
  • Psychiatric education for pediatrician.

Society Memberships

  • Member, American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • Member, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trial Network CAPTN

Selected Publications

  • Treating Attachment Disorders: From Theory to Therapy, Journal of the American Academyof Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 42(12):1530-1531, December 2003. Radwan, Karam M.D. Hirsch, Sharon L M.D.
  • Aripiprazole and Atypical Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Journal of the American Academy  of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 43(12):1457-1458, December 2004.
  • Treating Parent-Infant Relationship Problems, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 44(2):203-204, February 2005.
  • Naaman, S., Radwan, K., Fergusson, D., Johnson, S. (2009) Status of Psychological Trials in Breast Cancer Patients:  A Report of Three Meta-Analyses.  Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes.

Selected Conferences & Presentations

  • Attachment Theory from Theory to Neurobiology, Grand Round
  • Attachment Theory from Theory to Therapy, Grand Round
  • Attachment  Focus Therapy, World Psychiatric Organization, Middle East
  • Trauma and War, Iraqi Children and refugees, UNICEF, Syria
  • Workshop on Evidence Based Treatment, UNICEF Middle East
  • Assessment of Suicide in Children and Adolescent
  • Attachment Theory and Development: Toward an Understanding of Self-Regulation and Implications for Intervention, American Psychiatric Association annual meeting
  • Global Challenges in Mental Health: Strategies for Collaboration, New Delhi, India, University of Chicago Global Mental Health Initiative
  • Family Assessment and Creative Interventions: An Integrative approach of Systemic Family Interventions for Clinician Educators, AADPRT annual meeting
  • Disrupted Attachment and Vulnerable Youth: New Models for Treatment and Intervention, The International Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) 20th World Congress