Dr. Constantino joined the Department as an instructor in 1993. He received his MD from Washington University in 1988 and completed his child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He became a full professor in 2009, the same year he was appointed Director of the Division of Child Psychiatry and installed as the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor in Child Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-In-Chief of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He is an internationally known expert in the field of autism spectrum disorders and has developed new methods and services that engage stressed urban families in interventions that prevent child maltreatment and promote infants’ earliest social attachments. For a list of Directors of the Division of Child Psychiatry, click here.