Penelope Carter, MD, is a perinatal psychiatrist with the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) 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
MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Psychiatry - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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
Patient Experience Ratings
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