Cassidy Zanko, M.D.
2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic
Dr. Cassidy Zanko graduated with highest honors from University of California, Santa Barbara, after which she completed both medical school and a Psychiatry residency at University of California, San Diego. During her fourth year of residency, Dr. Zanko served as Chief Resident and developed a resident wellness curriculum for which she received the John A. Majda Memorial Award. She then pursued a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA, where she also served as Chief Fellow, working to improve the culture of training and well-being for her colleagues. Throughout her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at UCLA, Dr. Zanko worked in specialty clinics, including those focused on anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
In addition to serving as a third-year Max Gray Fellow in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Zanko is an Associate Program Director of the UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles Psychiatry Residency, teaches Adolescent Development for UCLA fellows, and treats women veterans. She has remained actively involved in efforts to enhance physician and patient well-being, including running a resilience workshop for UCLA medical students and writing a book chapter on pediatric/adolescent wellness for a handbook on wellness medicine.