Kelda Walsh, M.D.

Kelda H. Walsh, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


Personal Statement  My clinical and teaching work focus on children and adolescents with anxiety, tic, and impulse control disorders, particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette’s disorder, selective mutism, and trichotillomania. I am interested in working with patients with complex combinations of disorders. I also collaborate with the International Adoption Clinic of Riley Hospital, as many of those young patients have particular issues with anxiety and trauma histories. I work on insuring that faculty, clinical staff, and residents write well-documented medical reports that meet audit standards from governmental agencies.
Education  Undergraduate: Wellesley College

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine

Board Certifications/Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: I see patients 3 and ½ days a week at Riley Hospital for Children. I consult at the Indiana Developmental Training Centers, which provide residential placement for developmentally disabled children and teens in Lafayette and Carmel, the remaining 1 and ½ days weekly.

Clinical: Typically, I work with directly with 2 junior medical students each clinical rotation. I also supervise the senior student elective program for the department of psychiatry. I also supervise child psychiatry fellows and visiting child neurology fellows and pediatrics residents in the child psychiatry clinic. My lectures focus on anxiety and tic disorders, but I also discuss general child psychiatry topics for the pediatric dental fellows and the child neurology fellows.

Research: I participate in clinical ADHD medication research as a back-up physician with the ADHD research group at Riley.
Recent Publications  Scott EL, Walsh KH, McDougle CJ: Treatment of Tourette Disorder. Psychopharm Review 43(6):43-50, 2008.

Kalapatapu RK, Walsh KH, Uwaifo GI, Daly RC: Bulimia. Emedicine 2008.

Walsh KH, Scott EL, McDougle CJ: The use of antipsychotics in the treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychopharm Review 43(4):27-34, 2008.
Kelda Walsh, M.D.

Riley Hospital for Children
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis,IN, 46202
(317) 944-8162

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7288 | Fax: (317) 963-7313