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

Effect of Collaborative Care on Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms in Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2021 Feb 1)
JAMA Netw Open 4(2): e210207
McCarty CA, Zatzick DF, Marcynyszyn LA, Wang J, Hilt R, Jinguji T, Quitiquit C, Chrisman SPD, Rivara FP

Polypharmacy in the Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Review and Update.
(2021 Feb 17)
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol
Baker M, Huefner JC, Bellonci C, Hilt R, Carlson GA

Editorial: Best Practices in Child Antipsychotic Use Monitoring.
(2021 Jan)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(1): 24-25
Hilt RJ

Safer use of antipsychotics in youth (SUAY) pragmatic trial protocol.
(2020 Dec)
Contemp Clin Trials 99(): 106184
Penfold RB, Thompson EE, Hilt RJ, Kelleher KJ, Schwartz N, Beck A, Clarke GN, Ralston JD, Hartzler AL, Coley RY, Akosile M, Vitiello B, Simon GE

A Second-Opinion Program for the Care of Youths Prescribed Five or More Psychotropics in Washington State.
(2021 Mar 1)
Psychiatr Serv 72(3): 362-365
Barclay RP, Dillon-Naftolin E, Russell D, Hilt RJ

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