Karam Radwan, M.D., FAPA

Associate Professor
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

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