About Suzan Song

Suzan Song, MD, MPH, PhD was trained at the University of Chicago, Harvard, and Stanford, and is double board-certified in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry. She has also trained in systemic family therapy and parent-infant therapy from the University of California San Francisco/Child Trauma Institute. Currently she is Division Director of Child/Adolescent and Family Psychiatry at GW.

Dr. Song specializes in children, adolescents and adults and takes a conservative approach to medications. She specializes in issues including depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, relationship and school/work stress. With a public health background, Dr. Song's holistic approach includes incorporating family/relationships and school/work information into the life of each person and encourages clients to be active participants in treatment. 

Dr. Song earned her PhD from the University of Amsterdam, on the effects of trauma on families affected by war, and is a consultant in humanitarian protection for the United Nations. She was formerly a:  White House Asian Pacific Islander Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Fellow, President of the Northern California Region of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, and has over 25 publications and book chapters, multiple invited lectures and interviews with National Public Radio and Public Radio International, and serves on committees for the American Academy of Child/Adolescent Psychiatrists.