Dr. Laura Politte

Dr. Politte joined GPAM on November 3.

PolitteDr. Politte earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill before moving to Boston and completing a residency in Adult Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. 

In 2011, Dr. Politte joined the Lurie Center for Autism, an affiliate of Mass General Hospital for Children, where she had a clinical practice, was a co-investigator for a number of clinical trials, and taught rotating Harvard Medical School students and pediatric and child psychiatry residents from MGH.  Dr. Politte also served as a consulting psychiatrist for two Community Service Agencies in the Boston area and for the consultation-liason child psychiatry service at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA. 

Dr. Politte moved back to North Carolina in October 2014 and joined the faculty of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) at UNC.  Her clinical interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic syndromes, and taking care of people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan.  Her research interests include psychopharm clinical trials and new drug discovery for autism spectrum disorders.  She will be maintain her primary appointment with CIDD but will also be working with Pediatrics.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Politte to the Department!