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Behavioral Health, Psychiatry



Behavioral Health, Psychiatry


Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Texas


UC San Diego


UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry




Dr. Maxwell is the Division Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and The Una Davis Family Chair in Behavioral Health at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He is also an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry.

His interests are in general clinical care, education, mental health integration into primary care settings, and global mental health.

He has collaborated with clinical programs in India, Spain, Ethiopia and Guatemala, and has presented on a wide range of mental health topics.

Dr. Maxwell received his medical degree from the University of Texas in 2007, completed a general psychiatry residency at University of California - Irvine in 2010, and completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UC San Diego in 2012.

He has volunteered for numerous initiatives and programs, both in the United States and abroad, including the Ethiopian School Readiness Initiative, Addis Ababa University/Yekatit 12 Hospital, Amorrebieta Pediatric Clinic in Spain and the HOMES Clinic for the Homeless in Houston.

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