Amanda Schlesinger

Assistant Professor


I received my BA from the University of Chicago. I completed medical school here at the University of Minnesota. I completed my psychiatry residency in general psychiatry from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and my fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry from Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Boston, where I was Chief Fellow. I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a focus on consultation-liaison psychiatry, mood and anxiety disorders, and developing new clinical programs for children with coexisting physical and psychiatric illnesses. Within the department, I am a member of the Advocacy Committee.

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Shelly Slominski

In the Media


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
BA, University of Chicago

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Chief Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fellowship
Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard Medical School)
General Psychiatry, Residency
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensures and Certifications

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minnesota Medical License

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis Top Doctors: Rising Stars - 2023, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Minneapolis Top Doctors: Rising Stars - 2024, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
University of Chicago University Scholar
Minnesota Medical Foundation Scholarship
Educational Outreach Program for General Psychiatry Residents, American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Travel Grant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Child Program in Psychodynamics
Minneapolis Top Doctors: Rising Stars - 2022, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Lingras, K., Schlesinger, A., Danner, C., Berge, J., Borman-Shoap, E., Friedrich, C., Benbenek, M., Barnes, A., Cullen, K., Balder, H., Alquist, G., Steingraeber, C., 2022. A Mental Health Crisis and a Workforce Solution: Bringing Together Interdisciplinary Teams to Improve Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Education and Treatment in Primary Care. Infant Mental Health Perspectives,
Klimes-Dougan, B., Eberly, L. E., Schreiner, M. W., Kurkiewicz, P., Houri, A., Schlesinger, A., Thomas, K. M., Mueller, B. A., Lim, K. O., Cullen, K. R., 2014. Multilevel assessment of the neurobiological threat system in depressed adolescents: Interplay between the limbic system and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 26 (4): 1321-1335.
Cullen, K. R., Eberly, L. E., Heller, M. D., Schlesinger, A., Gold, P. W., Martinez, P. E., Klimes-Dougan, B., 2014. Personality disorders in offspring of mothers with mood disorders: Results from a longitudinal family study. PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH, 218 (3): 303-310.
Schulz, S. C., Camchong, J., Romine, A., Schlesinger, A., Kuskowski, M., Pardo, J. V., Cullen, K. R., Lim, K. O., 2013. An exploratory study of the relationship of symptom domains and diagnostic severity to PET scan imaging in borderline personality disorder. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH-NEUROIMAGING, 214 (2): 161-168.
Zenker, P., Schlesinger, A., Hauck, M., Spencer, S., Hellmich, T., Finkelstein, M., Thygeson, M. V., Billman, G., 2007. mplementation and impact of a rapid response team in a children's hospital. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 33 (7): 418-425.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Schlesinger, A. L., Steingraeber, C., Hunt, J., Greenblatt, J., Hopkins, M., Rasmussen, L., Lingras, K., Schnaith, A., Manning, A., Sadun, R. "Addressing the Child Mental Health Crisis: Innovative Ways to Extend Child Psychiatry Expertise through Hands-on Education of Pediatricians.", AACAP/CACAP Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, October 12, 2022.
Schlesinger, A. L., Lingras, K. A., Steingraeber, C. J. "Identifying Mental Health in Primary Care: A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Model", Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) Conference (Virtual), Duluth, Minnesota, April 25, 2022.
Schlesinger, A. L., Lingras, K. A., Danner, C., Steingraeber, C. J., Friedrich, C., Benbenek, M., Cullen, K. R., Borman-Shoap, Berge, J. ""Teaching a Doc to 'Fish'… During A ‘Hurricane’? Beginning a Pediatric Mental Health Educational Consultation Program During a Global Pandemic.", Developing and Researching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM IPC) Conference (Virtual), Dream IPC, Wilmington, Delaware, September 21, 2021.
Schlesinger, A. L., Friedrich, C., Steingraeber, K., Lingras, K. "A Mental Health Crisis and a Workforce Solution: Improving Pediatric Mental Health Education for Trainees in Family and Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing, Family Medicine and Pediatrics.", National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Annual (NEXUS) Summit (Virtual), NEXUS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 13, 2021.
Schlesinger, A. L., Borman-Shoap, E.C., Lingras, K.A., Cullen, K.R., Berge, J.M. "Providers Assemble! Bringing Together an Interdisciplinary “Dream Team” to Improve Pediatric Mental Health Education", Association for Pediatric Program Directors Annual Spring Meeting, National meeting for Pediatric Residency Program Directors, March 26, 2021.
Schlesinger, A. L. "Suspected autoimmune encephalitis in consultation.", Psychiatric Consult Service Seminar, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, November 08, 2017.



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