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Education

M.D.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Psychiatry
Harvard University Longwood Campus

Fellowship, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Stanford University

About

Sean Kerrigan, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Kerrigan has clinical interests in eating disorders, family-based treatment, anxiety disorders, pediatric psychopharmacology and inpatient mental health treatment.

Kerrigan received his medical degree at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and was awarded both the Board of Supervisors Scholarship and the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for academic achievement. After discovering a passion for mental health, he completed his psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School, training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess and Children’s Hospital Boston. He then completed a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University, where he practiced in clinics focused on anxiety and eating disorders research.

Prior to joining the faculty at Dell Medical School, he served as the medical director for an adolescent residential treatment center and an attending psychiatrist for The Outlook, an inpatient eating disorders program at Weill Cornell and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, Kerrigan enjoys the opportunity to teach medical students and supervise psychiatry residents in training through Dell Medical School. He is a published author, has led multiple community-focused educational initiatives around the early recognition and prevention of eating disorders and is a frequent contributor to both local and international medical conferences.

Professional Affiliations
  • Travis County Medical Society, 2020-Present
  • Academy for Eating Disorders, Technology & Innovations
    SIG Co-Chair, 2016-2019
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011-Present
  • American Psychiatric Association, 2008-Present
Awards & Honors
  • Board of Supervisors Scholarship
    LSU School of Medicine, 2005
  • Maj. Kenneth E. Dyson Award for Biological Sciences
    Southeastern Louisiana University, 2003