AHN Appoints Sackey to Lead Maternal-Infant Mental Health

PITTSBURGH – Ewurama Sackey, MD, a psychiatrist with clinical expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry and parent-child mental health, has joined Allegheny Health Network as medical director for the Maternal-Infant Mental Health program within the Women’s Behavioral Health program.

Sackey joins AHN following a child and adolescent fellowship program at UCLA, where she trained in pediatric psychopathology, psychopharmacology, parent training, and individual, group and family psychotherapy. Before that, Sackey completed a residency in General Adult Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as chief resident. She is board certified in both child and adult psychiatry.

Dr. Sackey has received numerous awards including the APA/SAMHSA Fellowship Award, APA Fellowship Award, UPenn Department of Psychiatry Outstanding Senior Resident Award, UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Greenblatt Award, and the Association of Women Psychiatrists Alexandra Symonds Fellowship Award.

As medical director, Dr. Sackey will oversee all aspects of the Maternal Infant Health program at AHN, an innovative program that focuses on strengthening the relationship between parent and child, while also equipping parents and caregivers with the tools they need to be attuned to their child’s emotional needs.

The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health at West Penn Hospital serves as the flagship location for the Women’s Behavioral Health program. The 7,300-square-foot facility houses rooms for individual therapy, as well as space for the intensive outpatient program. The program also offers appointments via telehealth, at the AHN Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, and in Erie.

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