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Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD

Job Title Director, Medical Coping Clinic, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5180 Phone
412-692-6913 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1989 PhD, Neuroanatomy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1993 MD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2003 MS, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


1997 University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve
1998 University of Ohio, Cleveland, OH
1999 Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification


  • 2011 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • 2009 Mentor, Donald J. Cohen Fellowship for International Scholars in Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • 2009 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
  • 2004 Monte & Rita Goldman Teaching Award for excellence in resident education, Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Boston
  • 2004 Travel Award for Complexities of Co-occurring Conditions, Washington, DC
  • 2004 American Psychiatric Association Ninth Research Colloquium for Junior Researchers Award Winner


  • The impact of inflammatory bowel disease and high dose steroid exposure on pupillary responses to negative information in pediatric depression. Jones NP, Siegle GJ, Proud L, Silk J, Hardy D, Keljo DJ, Dahl R, Szigethy EM. Psychosom Med. 2011 Jan 7 [Epub]. PMID:21217099.
  • Profile of depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: Implications for treatment. Szigethy E, Craig AE, Iobst EA, Grand RJ, Keljo D, DeMaso D, Noll R. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009; 15:69-74. PMCID: PMC2638168.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease and subsyndromal depression.
    Szigethy E, Kenney E, Carpenter J, Hardy DM, Fairclough D, Bousvaros A, Keljo D, Weisz J, Beardslee WR, Noll R, DeMaso DR
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry

Research Interests

Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD, directs a randomized trial to study effects of cognitive behavioral intervention (CBI) in depressed adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Depression is known to be a costly co-morbidity in physically ill populations. The early identification and treatment of depressive disorders in children and adolescents with chronic physical illness is an understudied area. Given the significant risk of emotional and physical harm to physically ill adolescents who are depressed, the development and implementation of effective preventive interventions is crucial. Dr. Szigethy's study examines the effects of a cognitive behavioral intervention in adolescents with IBD and sub-syndromal depression. The early data shows promising effects in improving depressive symptoms and global functioning in adolescents with co-morbid IBD and clinically significant depression.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Cognition and Affect in Children Treated with Steroids
  • Preventing Depression in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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March 5, 2012
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