Cassie Karlsson, M.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita and is board-certified in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry (BNNP). Dr. Karlsson attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, completed a general psychiatry residency at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado-Denver.
Dr. Karlsson specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with autism, intellectual disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She enjoys caring for patients throughout their lifespan and sees both children and adults. Prior to joining KU-Wichita, she was on faculty at Indiana University where she established a Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Clinic, and a Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic. She has extensive experience caring for pediatric and adult patients with neurodevelopmental disorders in outpatient, inpatient, residential, and state hospital settings. She participates in national committees and working groups with the American Neuropsychiatric Association and Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and has been invited to speak at multiple regional and national events on topics related to Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Catatonia. Her research interests focus on catatonia in patients with neurodevelopmental disorders, and Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome.
A large portion of Dr. Karlsson’s career has been dedicated to medical student and resident education, previously serving as the program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and Triple Board Residency (Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry) at Indiana University. She is the program director for the newly ACGME-accredited Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at KU-Wichita, opening in 2023.