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Kyle P. Johnson M.D.

    • Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry School of Medicine
    • Director, Consult Liaison Service

Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine before moving to Portland to complete a residency in general psychiatry followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. He joined the OHSU Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 1999 as a faculty member. Dr. Johnson soon focused on pediatric sleep medicine eventually obtaining board certification in the field. He was instrumental in developing the OHSU Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program which now serves hundreds of youth each year. Dr. Johnson served as co-medical director of the OHSU Sleep Disorders Program from 2007 to 2012 and worked in the program until 2018. Presently, Dr. Johnson directs the child and adolescent psychiatry consultation-liaison (CAP CL) service at OHSU and serves as a college coach in the OHSU School of Medicine. Additionally, he is a consulting psychiatrist to the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line for Kids (OPAL-K). His advocacy and research interests include suicide prevention and emergency child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Johnson serves on several state and national committees and workgroups related to these interests.

Areas of interest

  • Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Suicide Prevention

Education

  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma United States 1988
  • M.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 1992
  • Residency:

    • Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University, 1996
  • Fellowship:

    • OHSU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1999
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1999

Honors and awards

  • Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child Psychiatrist of the Year in 2013

Memberships and associations

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Publications

  • "Mental Health Utilization in a Pediatric Emergency Department" Pediatric Emergency Care August 18 2015
  • "Sleep Patterns in Autism Spectrum Disorders" Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America October 2009
  • "Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders" Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports March 2008
  • "Melatonin therapy of pediatric sleep disorders" Current Pediatric Reviews August 2007
  • "A practice pathway for the identification, evaluation, and management of insomnia in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders" Pediatrics November 2012
  • "Sleep quality and sleep hygiene behaviors of adolescents during chemotherapy" Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine October 15 2010
  • "The relationship between sleep problems and daytime behavior in children of different ages with autism spectrum disorders" Pediatrics November 2012
  • "Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders" Current Treatment Options in Neurology  2008
  • "Sleep Disturbances in Children With Psychiatric Disorders" Seminars in Pediatric Neurology June 2008
  • "Sleep in children with autistic spectrum disorder" Sleep Medicine August 2010
  • "Pharmacologic management of insomnia in children and adolescents" Pediatrics June 2006
  • "Sleep hygiene for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities" Pediatrics December 2008
  • "Sleep is associated with problem behaviors in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders" Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders July 2011
  • "Nocturnal Sleep-Wake Parameters of Adolescents at Home Following Cancer Chemotherapy" Biological Research for Nursing July 2012
  • "Review of disrupted sleep patterns in Smith-Magenis syndrome and normal melatonin secretion in a patient with an atypical interstitial 17p11.2 deletion" American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A July 2009
  • "Sleep Pharmacotherapeutics for Pediatric Insomnia:: FDA-Approved and Off-Label Evidence"   2012
  • "Assessment and Pharmacologic Treatment of Sleep Disturbance in Autism" Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America October 2008
  • "Pain, sleep disturbance, and fatigue in children with leukemia and their parents" Oncology Nursing Forum  2006
  • "Therapy of Circadian Sleep Disorders"  November 4 2005
  • "The Effect of a Dedicated Psychiatric Team to Pediatric Emergency Mental Health Care" Journal of Emergency Medicine March 1 2016
  • "Impact of an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit on Pediatric Emergency Mental Health Care" Pediatric Emergency Care May 12 2016
  • "Probable Alzheimer's dementia presenting as delusional infestation" Psychogeriatrics  2017
  • "Can't We Just Get Some Help? Providing Innovative Care to Children in Acute Psychiatric Crisis" Health and Social Work August 1 2017
  • "Suicide Risk Screening in Pediatric Hospitals" Psychosomatics January 1 2018

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