About Khadijah Watkins, MD, MPH

Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, MPH is the Associate Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program of Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.

Dr. Watkins received her B.S. degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Medical Degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine and her Masters of Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Watkins completed her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School prior to fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital combined program of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College. She also completed a two-year Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Dr. Watkins joined the faculty of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, working in the School-Based Mental Health Program and serving as the Interim Assistant Director of Training for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

Dr. Watkins joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.  Over the course of time within the department, she served as the Assistant Training Director in the Westchester Division, Youth Anxiety Center Psychiatrist targeting transitional age youth at risk of failing to shift into adulthood due to anxiety, supervisor to medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, was involved in the development of didactic curricula and clinical rotations and served as the Director of the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program.

She specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Areas of interest and expertise are Anxiety Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, student and college mental health, diversity, inclusion, and suicide prevention. 

Dr. Watkins has presented locally and nationally on topics related to anxiety, school refusal, parenting, diversity, inclusions and physician wellness. Additionally, she has consulted to several mental health organizations and television shows.



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Mass General Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 6A
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-5600

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • Residency, New Jersey Medical School GME-UMDNJ
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship, New York State Psychiatric Institute

American Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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