Aron Janssen

Aron Janssen, MD

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Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry, Transgender Mental Health


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


It is the responsibility of physicians not only to diagnose and treat illness, but also to partner with patients and their families to better understand the implications of these choices in a broader context. Only through partnerships and effective information sharing can we begin to move towards wellness and health.

— Aron Janssen, MD


Aron Janssen, MD, is board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and is a clinical associate professor and the vice chair of child and adolescent psychiatry in the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Janssen is an internationally recognized expert in transgender mental health across the lifespan, and he is associate editor of the journal Transgender Health.

His most recent book is "Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth."  Prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern, he founded and directed the Gender and Sexuality Service at New York University, and was the co-director of the pediatric consultation-liaison service, specializing in the mental health needs of medically ill children. 


Dr. Janssen graduated from medical school at the University of Colorado and completed his residency in psychiatry and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University.

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