Visit our foundation to give a gift.
View Locations Near Me
Main Campus – Hartford
Connecticut Children’s – Waterbury
Urgent Care – Farmington
Specialty Care Center – Danbury
Connecticut Children’s Surgery Center at Farmington
Specialty Care Center – Westport
Search All Locations
Find a doctor
Find A Doctor
Amenities and Services
Who’s Who on Care Team
Getting Ready for Surgery
What to Expect—Picture Stories
Pay a Bill
Understanding the Different Fees
Pricing Transparency and Estimates
Raytheon Technologies Family Resource Center
Family Advisory Council
Legal Advocacy: Benefits, Education, Housing
Electronic Health Records
Share Your Story
Pay a Bill
Login to MyChart
Clinical Support Services Referrals
About the Network
Join the Network
Graduate Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education
MOC/Practice Quality Improvement
Educating Practices in the Community (EPIC)
Learning & Performance
Meet our Physician Relations Team
Request Medical Records
Join our Referring Provider Advisory Board
View our Physician Callback Standards
Read & Subscribe to Medical News
Register for Email Updates
Update Your Practice Information
Refer a Patient
Division Head, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
BA, Georgetown University, 2007
MD, University of Connecticut, 2012
Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2012-2017
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Cristin McDermott, MD, is the Division Head of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Connecticut Children’s.
Dr. McDermott graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 with a BA in English Literature and earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her Triple Board residency (Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2017. Dr. McDermott served as the Chief Resident for the Triple Board Program and the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UPMC from 2016-2017. During her residency, Dr. McDermott was the Resident Member to the ACGME Psychiatry Residency Review Committee, and a member of the Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR). She was elected Chair of the CRCR Subcommittee on Resident Well-Being in 2016 and was a member of the ACGME Task Force for Physician Well-Being from 2016-2019.
Dr. McDermott joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry in 2017. Clinically, she divided her time between the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation & Liaison service and the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She also served as the Associate Training Director of the UPMC Triple Board Program from 2017-2022.
Dr. McDermott’s interests include physician wellbeing, pediatric hospitalist medicine, comorbid medical and psychiatric diagnoses, and medical education. She has presented locally and nationally on physician well-being, with a special focus on the use of the appreciative inquiry approach to systemic and programmatic change and development.
In her free time, Dr. McDermott enjoys running, cycling, paddleboarding, hiking and triathlons. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Malas N, Brahmbhatt K, McDermott C, Smith A, Ortiz-Aguayo R, Turkel, S. “Pediatric Delirium: Evaluation, Management and Special Considerations.” Current Psychiatry Rep 2017; 19:65.
McDermott C, Jacobson S, Kurtz B, Stubbe D, Thwin M. “The Perfect Pitch: Attaining Institutional Buy-In for Well-Being Initiatives.” Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Supplement. October 2018; 57:10.
McDermott C, Winkeller V, Nguyen V, Jacobson SWELL Toolkit: Burnout Subsection. Version 1.0 published in July 2020 as part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Graduate Medical Education WELL Toolkit. Website: https://www.gmewellness.upmc.com
McDermott C, Kurtz B, Jacobson S. “The WELL Toolkit: Meet ACGME Well-Being Requirements More Meaningfully!” American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Annual Meeting. March 2021.
McDermott C. “Moving Beyond the Second Sex: Acknowledging the Impact of Gender Stereotype and Bias on Women in Medicine.” Being presented at the What’s Next? Stepping Up Our Investment in Women’s Health & Advocacy Conference. November 5, 2021. Cranberry, PA.