The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the addition of a new physician, Patricia Aguayo, MD, MPH, who has joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor (Clinical) in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division. She will have clinical responsibilities working with both child and adult patients in University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute’s Neurobehavior HOME program.
Dr. Aguayo earned her medical degree at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, Mexico and a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She completed her Psychiatry residency at New York Medical College, where she served as chief resident and then went on to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. During her last year there, she was the John E. Schowalter chief resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Aguayo is board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the ABPN.
Before joining the University of Utah Department of Psychiatry faculty, she worked in Connecticut in both outpatient and inpatient settings focusing her practice on patients with Autism with challenging behaviors. She remained active in teaching and training at the Yale Child Study Center. Her interests include Autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities, and advocacy for children, young adults, and their families. She is committed to advancing the field by educating medical students, residents, and fellows.