Christopher A. Wall, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Rochester Site Medical and Clinical Director
Medical Degree: Univeristy of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Board Certification: Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Wall received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota in 2000 and completed his Adult Psychiatric training at Mayo Clinic. He completed a subsequent fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic and joined the permanent staff in 2005. Since joining the staff, his clinical work has been focused on the evaluation and treatment of severe mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders in children and adolescents.
He has received numerous honors and awards both as an educator and researcher. As a resident his awards included the Department of Psychiatry Resident Teacher of the Year Award, the M.J. Martin Excellence in Consultation Psychiatry Award along with the Howard P. Rome Resident Grand Rounds Award. Upon joining the staff, he was honored with an award for the top 2% of physician educators at Mayo Clinic. He also received the competitive American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award and recently received the prestigious National award known as the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders.
His career has become increasingly focused on investigating new, individualized treatments for patients suffering from mood disorders that do not respond to medications. To support this work, he has received funding for research in pharmacogenomics and a “first in the world” clinical trial using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to treat adolescents suffering from severe depression. His clinical and research work has been featured at a national and international level through interviews, peer-reviewed publications and invited lectures.
SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS
Treatment resistant mood disorders
Children, Adolescents: Yes