About Dr. McCarthy
Catherine McCarthy is board certified in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry. She is licensed to practice in the states of Virginia and North Carolina.
Dr. McCarthy received her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar, graduating with distinction as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She received a merit scholarship to the University of Virginia Medical School.
During her fourth year of medical school, Dr. McCarthy was awarded a scholarship from Columbia University to study Human Rights and Medicine in several developing countries. She was also elected to the Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha.
She completed her residency at Duke University where she was a Chief Resident. She completed her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.
Catherine McCarthy, M.D. has been named as a “Top Doctor” by every Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctors” issue since 2008.
Dr. McCarthy has served for nearly a decade as an elected officer of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society of Greater Washington (CAPSGW), a local branch of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She has also held elected positions for the Washington Psychiatric Society WPS, The Washington area chapter of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and is currently a Fellow of the APA.
Dr. McCarthy continues to provide lectures to the residents and fellows at Georgetown University and Children's National Medical Center. She lectures regularly at local public and private schools in the Washington DC area. She has lectured at National CHADD meetings, made appearances on television news shows and been quoted in national and local magazines.