Robert Hilt, MD

Robert Hilt, MD is a Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a psychiatrist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is the program director for the Partnership Access Line (PAL), a child mental health consultation service for primary care providers in Washington, Wyoming and Alaska. He is the Program Director for the Medicaid Medication Second Opinion Programs of Wyoming, Washington and Alaska, and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Psychiatric Consult Service in Wyoming for children in foster care. He has been involved in several collaborative care projects, in school support projects, and has helped to establish a statewide mental health referral service in Washington.  Dr. Hilt’s primary interest is to increase professional collaboration between child psychiatrists and pediatric medical providers, and to increase access to high quality care.


Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester
Fellowship: Child Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Partnership Access Line – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Training Clinic

Recent Publications

Psychometric Properties and Validation of the General Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale Among Adolescents With Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms.
Neurotrauma Rep 4(1): 276-283
Marcynyszyn LA, McCarty CA, Chrisman SPD, Zatzick DF, Johnson AM, Wang J, Hilt RJ, Rivara FP

Exploring Heterogeneity of Stepped Collaborative Care Treatment Response Trajectories after Adolescent Sports Injury Concussion.
(2022 Fall)
Psychiatry 85(3): 270-281
Hilt RJ, McCarty CA, Rivara FP, Wang J, Marcynyszyn LA, Chrisman SPD, Johnson AM, Zatzick DF

Effect of Collaborative Care for Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms on Academic Function: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2022 Mar)
J Sch Health 92(3): 261-269
Rivara FP, Marcynyszyn LA, Wang J, Chrisman SPD, Hilt R, Zatzick DF, Johnson AM, Jinguji T, Quitiquit C, McCarty CA

Prevalence and risk factors for depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation in youth with persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS).
(2021 Nov 10)
Brain Inj 35(12-13): 1637-1644
Chrisman SPD, Whelan BM, Zatzick DF, Hilt RJ, Wang J, Marcynyszyn LA, Rivara FP, McCarty CA

Development of a Symptom-Focused Model to Guide the Prescribing of Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents: Results of the First Phase of the Safer Use of Antipsychotics in Youth (SUAY) Clinical Trial.
(2022 Jan)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 61(1): 93-102
Penfold RB, Thompson EE, Hilt RJ, Schwartz N, Robb AS, Correll CU, Newton D, Rogalski K, Earls MF, Kowatch RA, Beck A, Yarborough BJH, Crystal S, Vitiello B, Kelleher KJ, Simon GE

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