Books Written by Anthony L. Rostain
About Author Anthony L. Rostain
My name is Anthony Rostain. I went to medical school at NYU and came to the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia to become a pediatrician. In the process of training, I realized the challenges I saw that needed to be addressed in my kids and families were mental health challenges. I went and did a second set of residencies in adult psychiatry and in child adolescent psychiatry. I have focused my career clinically on kids with neurodevelopmental differences, learning challenges, ADHD, autism spectrum, and kids, who, through the normal course of life, find adapting to both school and growing up to be difficult. I also work with families and use a family systems approach. I became involved in medical education and running the training programs for medical students and psychiatry residents at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. I’ve been there for about 40 years, and then I just recently moved over to Cooper University Healthcare, where I’m the chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. One last piece of information is that in the years of 2014 and 2015, I was co-chair of a taskforce at the University of Pennsylvania that was looking into the challenges of mental health and wellness of students at UPenn, because there were a number of suicides, and the provost and president wanted to understand why that was this going on. I got deeply immersed, and have been always immersed, in both the training of residents and medical students in mental health, my own practice of lifespan psychiatry, focusing on adolescence and transitional age youth, and thinking about the environment that kids are growing up in, for example families, schools, and colleges.
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