Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, MD
The University of Texas at Austin, MA, Nutrition
Internship and Residency, General Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Jane Ripperger-Suhler, MD, FAPA, is a board-certified pediatric psychiatrist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Ripperger-Suhler is an associate professor and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program for the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Ripperger-Suhler earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Colorado Boulder, her master’s degree in nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin, and her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in general psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
Dr. Ripperger-Suhler previously served as the Program Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program for both the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Baylor Scott and White/Texas A&M University. Her clinical work at the Texas Child Study Center includes the assessment and treatment of children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, thought, and social problems with a focus on youth with autism spectrum disorders, a topic on which she has been invited to present at regional meetings. She is a passionate educator of future physician leaders learning the art and science of child and adolescent psychiatry and has been invited to present on educational topics at regional and national meetings. She has also received several teaching awards. She continues to serve on the PRITE (Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination) Editorial Board for the American College of Psychiatrists, where she contributes to the psychiatry training in-service exams. She is an active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), serving on both the AACAP’s Schools Committee and the AACAP’s Committee for Quality Insurance. She also serves as a co-author of the AACAP’s Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders.
Dr. Ripperger-Suhler is a pediatric psychiatrist with UT Health Austin.
- Child and adolescent psychiatry
- School psychiatry
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Awards & Honors
- Child and Adolescent Faculty of the Year, Dell Medical School
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Attending of the Year, Dell Medical School
- Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
- Member, American College of Psychiatrists