Dr. Susan Rich

Psychiatrist, Child And Adolescent Psychiatrist

10302 Lloyd Rd,Potomac, MD

A native North Carolinian, Dr. Rich graduated magna cum laude in 1989 from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and worked in pharmaceutical research for Burroughs Wellcome Company in Research Triangle Park, NC from 1989-94. An interest in prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) led her to pursue a Master of Public Health Degree in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health from 1993-95 and concurrent training in substance abuse prevention and treatment. She worked for Robeson Health Care Corporation, a consortium of community health centers, as program director and developer for the next two years. Insights in the rural community led her to medical school at the UNC u2013 Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where she graduated in 2001 with a Doctorate of Medicine. rnrnDr. Rich relocated to the Washington, DC area for residency training in general (adult) psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center from 2001-04 and subsequently completed a 2 year fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at the Childrenu2019s National Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both psychiatry and a subspecialty in child/adolescent psychiatry.rnrnShe has expertise in FASD/ND-PAE, evaluating and treating this little known condition in patients, many of whom are adopted from foster care, Eastern Europe, Russia, and the America's. Many of these children and adolescents suffer from issues related to trauma, institutionalization, neglect, and abuse in addition to their underlying neurodevelopmental deficits.rnrnPlease note that we only accept payment by check or cash, and we do not accept insurance.

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  • Specialties

    Psychiatrist, Child And Adolescent Psychiatrist

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  • Education and training

    Medical School University Of North Carolina, Doctor Of Medicine

    University Of North Carolina, Master's Of Public Health

    North Carolina State University (Bacheloru2019s)