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Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, MD, FAAP

Robert Ortiz-Aguayo, MD
Job Title Medical Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultation and Liaison Services, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Associate Director, Residency Training, Triple Board Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4117 Penn Ave., Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
412-692-5100 Phone
412-692-5986 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2002 MD, cum laude, Research Track, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico


2007 Triple Board Residency, Pediatrics/General Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  •      Physically Ill Child Committee Member
  •      Training and Education Component Member
  • Fellow - American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Association of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training – President Elect
  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians – Board of Directors
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology -  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 


  • Certificate of Recognition – Praise from Patients 2010, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • AACAP Pilot Research Award for Junior Faculty and Child Psychiatry Fellows, Supported by Eli Lilly and Company
  • AACAP Outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident Award
  • Cancer Research Training Award, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health


  • Sporn A, Gogtay N, Ortiz-Aguayo R, Alfaro C, Tosell J, Lenane M, Gochman P, Rappoport J. Clozapine Induced neutropenia in Children: management  with Lithium Carbonate  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2003 Fall; 13 (3): 401-4.
  • Ortiz-Aguayo R, Meyer VA, Ackerman K, (2007), Pittsburgh-Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry Chapter 17: Liaison Psychiatry. Editors, Kupfer, Lewis, Reynolds, Thase, Brent, Horner and Travis. Oxford University Press, NY, NY. (in press).
  • Ortiz-Aguayo R, Campo J, (2009) Treating Child and Adolescent Depression. Chapter 21: Treating Depression in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Physical Illness. Editors Rey, Joseph and  Birmaher, Boris. Lipincott, Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia USA.

    View Dr. Ortiz-Aguayo's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  •      Psychopharmacology in physically ill
  • Consultation and Liaison Process
  • Neuropsychiatric phenomena of primary neurological or physical illness 
  •      Delirium
  •      Behavioral Epilepsy and Movement Disorders
  •      PANDAS
  • Resident and Medical Student Education and Wellness
Last Update
March 5, 2012
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Last Update
March 5, 2012