Dr. Caitlin Costello is a psychiatrist who cares for pediatric patients. She has particular interests in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders, medical education and curriculum development, and child and adolescent forensic psychiatry (issues involving psychiatry and the law). She serves as medical director for child and adolescent ambulatory services at UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, and as associate director for UCSF's fellowship program in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Costello earned her medical degree and completed a residency in psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York – Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in forensic psychology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD, 2008

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Psychiatry, 2012

  • Fellowships

    NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2014

    UCSF, Forensic Psychiatry, 2015

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Clinics I work with (2)

Hyperactivity, Attention & Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic

Hyperactivity, Attention & Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic

401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143


Psychiatry & Psychology Clinic

Psychiatry & Psychology Clinic

Oakland / San Francisco

Where I see patients (2)

    Soothing the soul

    Our music therapy program nurtures patients with bedside serenades, rap workshops and more.

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