Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders

Perinatal and Women's Mental Health Fellowship

The Asher Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to recruiting and training fellows to provide care for women across the reproductive lifespan and particularly during pregnancy and postpartum. We offer a one-year fellowship with an optional second year for two candidates.

Candidates will join a rich, collaborative environment with other clinicians and scientists in the Feinberg School of Medicine and throughout the University. The fellowship presents opportunities to complement existing clinical and research initiatives in women’s and perinatal mental health. Clinical duties will be 50% time and include patient care and participation in departmental educational activities. Educational time is allocated for 50% time which includes didactics and protected time for the completion of the required scholarly project.

Fellowship Overview

Requirements & Eligibility

Eligible candidates will have completed a ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency program prior to the start date and will have board eligibility in general psychiatry. The candidate should have a strong clinical background with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic mental disorders.

Applications for 2021-2022 fellowship year

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting two psychiatrists seeking advanced training in women's mental health with a focus on perinatal mental health & reproductive psychiatry for a one year clinical fellowship beginning July/August 2021 with an optional second year for those interested in research.

Required documents: 

Application Process

To apply, submit the required documents by mail to Barbara Sutcliffe, Asher Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or by email in a Word or PDF format to Barb Sutcliffe at

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Medicine at Northwestern University seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated residents and fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. The greatest challenges facing the medical field are complex, and addressing them will require a diverse body of physicians and researchers who can work collaboratively. Northwestern offers unparalleled training and research opportunities and encourages fellowship applications from those who seek to become future leaders in the subspecialties of medicine. We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity please see the following resources:

Why Northwestern?

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Perinatal and Women's Mental Health Fellowship Directors

Director of Perinatal and Women's Mental Health

Dr. Crystal Tenille Clark, MD, MSc
  Director of Perinatal and Women's Mental Health

Dr. Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS