Craigan Usher, M.D.

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Psychiatry, Pediatrics
Special Interests:
Psychiatry (Pediatric), Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine)
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"In my practice and seminars at OHSU I emphasize that we help people flourish and promote more positive developmental paths by examining the thoughts, feelings, hopes, and fears as well as neurobiological mechanisms which form the basis of our closest relationships. It is a tremendous privilege to study these phenomena and play a role in the development of children, teenagers, and families as well as physicians-in-training."


A Pacific Northwest native, Craigan Usher graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed his general psychiatry training at the Harvard-Longwood program and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital in Boston. After one year of practice in Chicago at the Rush NeuoroBehavioral Center where he participated in research in social-emotional learning, Dr. Usher joined the OHSU faculty in 2008. During his training, he was awarded a fellowship through the American Psychoanalytic Association and his teaching reflects this as he continues to pursue the links between the neuroscience of empathy and attachment and child psychiatric practice.

Dr. Usher has published numerous textbook chapters and authored book reviews for the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and the Clinical Social Work Journal. Serving as the associate training director for the OHSU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Usher presently directs the PGY-3 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Seminar and the fellow’s Seminar on Development. He is also the psychiatrist for the Washington County Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) program.


  • Degree:
    M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 2002
  • Residency:
    Harvard-Longwood, General Psychiatry Residency, 2005
  • Fellowship:
    Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2007
  • Certifications:
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry, 2005
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,  2007

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