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Julie Alonso-Katzowitz, M.D., FAAP


Vanderbilt School of Medicine

B.S., Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology
Emory University


Residency, Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
Emory University


Julie Alonso-Katzowitz has lived in Austin since 2011, when she started working at Seton Mind Institute, and she is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. She attended Vanderbilt Medical School and then completed a residency in pediatrics/psychiatry/child psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Emory University. She is board certified in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and pediatrics. She is the director of the Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine Service at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

Alonso enjoys working with children, teenagers, young adults and their families. She focuses on working with children with co-occurring pediatric physical illnesses and mental health concerns, but also provides outpatient care for general mental health and behavioral disorders. Additionally, Alonso trained in pediatrics in order to have a better understanding of child development, nutrition and growth, and childhood illnesses.

Alonso’s forensic psychiatry work focuses on consulting on legal cases as an expert in adult psychiatry and child psychiatry topics. She has extensive experience in both civil and criminal cases including independent medical examinations, forensic evaluations, depositions, testifying in court and writing forensic reports. She is an associate program director for the general psychiatry residency program and enjoys teaching medical students, physicians in training and other learners. She has won several awards for teaching and academic excellence. Additionally, she has presented scientific posters and educational workshops at numerous national and regional medical conferences.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, Child & Adol psych committee
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry & the Law committee
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training, Curriculum committee
  • Texas Pediatric Society, Mental health committee
Awards & Honors
  • Child Psychiatry Teacher of the Year Award, 2016
    UT Austin Dell Medical School
  • General Psychiatry Faculty Excellence Award, 2015
    UT Austin Dell Medical School
  • Faculty of the Year Award, 2014
    UTSW at Austin Child Psychiatry