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Robert J. Hilt, MD

Robert J. Hilt, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

On staff since August 2006

Children's Title: Director, Community Leadership; Director of Partnership Access Line

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"While working as a general pediatrician in Washington, I was startled by the frequency and severity of child behavioral and mental-health problems that I was called upon to manage. Families asked me to help because, they said, specialty care was very difficult to access. I eventually decided to make this my professional focus, and I obtained additional training in psychiatry so that I could start addressing these unmet child mental-healthcare needs. I am fortunate to have the opportunity at Children’s to help primary care providers and families throughout the state improve the lives of children."


JoanOlympia Washington04.08.11
Dr. Robert Hilt has been good to come down to Olympia to present CME (continuing medical education) education for our medical staff at Providence St. Peter Hospital. He provides useful tools to our primary care physicians on topics of import such as managing adolescent patients with depression. The high quality of his educational presentations are of great value to our physicians and, one may assume, ultimately improves patient care in our area.
Recommend Dr. Robert Hilt


Board Certification(s)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Medical/Professional School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester
Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester
Child Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester
Clinical Interests

Consultation and liaison in child psychiatry

Research Description

Delivery of outpatient child psychiatric consultation, and psychiatric education for primary care providers


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Brief interventions for child primary care behavioral healthCHAMMP Annual MeetingSeattle, WANov. 13, 2009
Working with primary care providersWIMHRT Washington State Child Therapist Training SeminarTacoma, WANov. 4, 2009
Simon Wile Symposium presentation, Telephone-based primary care consultation: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual MeetingHonolulu HIOct. 31, 2009
Principles for building a collaborative mental health care systemAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual MeetingHonolulu HIOct. 29, 2009
Anxiety disorder diagnosis and treatmentWIMHRT Washington State Child Therapist Training SeminarTacoma,WAOct. 15, 2009
Anxiety and DepressionPAL education conferenceWenatchee, WASept. 26, 2009
Antidepressants and Anxiolytics in ChildrenPsychiatry Resident DidacticsUnknownSept. 11, 2009
Psychiatric patients in the ED; assessing the patient and negotiating the systemUnknownUnknownJuly 23, 2009
Complicated ADHDPediatrics at the Red Rocks ConferenceSedona, AZJune 14, 2009
Self harm behaviorPediatrics at the Red Rocks ConferenceSedona, ArizonaJune 12, 2009
Introduction to Child PsychiatryLecture to UW general psychiatry residentsSeattle, WAJune 11, 2009
A Child Mental Health Consultation Program Using Telehealth TechnologyMadigan Center of Excellence National ConferenceTacoma, WAJune 5, 2009
Child psychiatric emergency care: the agitated childACEP Conference Seattle, WAMay 29, 2009
Child psychiatric medication use: first steps in a study of community practicesAxio Research Conference Seattle, WAMay 12, 2009
Depression Care in Children and AdolescentsUnknownPort Angeles, WAApril 25, 2009
ADHD: Updates and Developmental PerspectiveUnknownPort Angeles, WAApril 25, 2009
Common Psychiatric Problems and their ManagementPractical Pediatrics Course Richland, WAApril 18, 2009
Non stimulant ADHD medications in children: the where and when of alternativesPractical Pediatrics CourseRichland, WAApril 18, 2009
One year evaluation results of a Medicaid funded child mental health hotline and consultation serviceNational Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) MeetingWashington, D.C.April 15, 2009
Managing children with attention disordersPAL community provider education - St. Joseph HospitalOlympia, WAApril 8, 2009
Partnership Access LinePBHJP Grand RoundsSeattle, WAMarch 30, 2009
Managing anxiety disorders in primary care officesDevelopmental Pediatrics ConferenceSeattle, WAMarch 28, 2009
Childhood bipolar disorder: what you need to know about the great debateUnknownOlympia, WAFeb. 28, 2009
Common Psychiatric Problems and their ManagementPractical Pediatrics CourseSeattle, WAFeb. 7, 2009
Partnership Access LineOregon state mental health workgroup UnknownFeb. 6, 2009
ADHD: an update and developmental perspectiveUnknownVancouver, WAJan. 31, 2009
Kids’ psychosomatic complaints: what words fail to captureUnknownVancouver, WAJan. 31, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Child psychopharmacology experiences surveyHealth Resources and Services Administration $872,310.00Feb. 1, 2010
Partnership Access LineState Legislature Bill & Washington State DSHS Maintenance Budget $635,000.00/yearJan. 1, 2008

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.5.154 - Child Psychiatry
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Sand Point Way Medical Center
4575 Sand Point Way NE, Ste 106
Seattle, WA 98105

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