Training Sites

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Fellows learn the essentials of psychiatric consultation to a premier, comprehensive medical center.


Saint Francis Hospital
Fellows learn the basics of acute inpatient psychiatry, to comprehensively assess and treat children and adolescents who are acute, with different modalities including crisis management, pharmacology, individual family and milieu therapy.


Shelby County Unified School District
Fellows learn the art of school consultation. They work with children who are in smaller, structured day treatment settings to understand the process of placement, work with a multidisciplinary team on behavior modification and individualized treatment plans, get a further understanding of special education laws, and as consultants reach out to providers in the community with feedback as necessary.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Fellows expand their consultation/ liaison skills and learn to work with this unique population of children and adolescents and families who are in treatment for hemotologic and oncological diagnoses. In this setting there is a close dialogue with the Department of Psychology and with other specialists.


Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
This is a continuity clinic where the fellows manage their outpatients with gradually increasing autonomy and learn the skills of managing an outpatient practice. They have the flexibility of scheduling their patients if they wish. The goal is that they have a steady practice of between 15- 20 patients through their 2 years of training.

Community Mental Health Services at Life Enhancement Services
Fellows work in this community mental health clinic, and treat children and adolescents and function as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Contact Us

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
711 Jefferson Ave., Suite 178
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-5944
Fax: 901-448-5089

Jyotsna Ranga, M.D.
Program Director
Email: jranga@uthsc.edu

Leigh Ann Barns
Coordinator
Phone: 901-448-2302
Email: lbarns@uthsc.edu

**Photos Courtesy of Drs. Jack Gills and Ethel Cobbett**