Penelope Carter, MD

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Penelope Carter, MD, is a perinatal psychiatrist with the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Women's mental health, Perinatal mental health, Mood disorders, Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Appointments and Referrals (800-IN UTERO): 800-468-8376

Background

Penelope Carter, MD, is a perinatal psychiatrist with the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She attended Harvard University for her undergraduate degree and completed post-graduate pre-medical classes at University of California Los Angeles and Northwestern University. She went to University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, during which she was the inpatient chief fellow and helped manage and organize inpatient rotations for visiting trainees. Dr. Carter continues to collaborate on an ongoing research project, begun during fellowship, titled The Association of Trauma Exposure and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status with BMI in a Community Youth Cohort in the Philadelphia Area.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Residency

Psychiatry - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Psychiatry

Titles and Academic Titles

Perinatal Psychiatrist

Departments and Services

Awards and Honors

2018-2019, Fellowship, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
2015, Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, second prize, for "Disrupted Mentalization and the Fragmented Self in Patient M: A Psychodynamic Reflection."

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
2015-present, American Psychiatric Association
2012-present, American Medical Association