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Merideth Wirstiuk, Psy.D., joined Valley Children’s in 2017 after her postdoctoral fellowship at the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Wirstiuk completed her doctorate at Loma Linda University, where she completed her dissertation on mindfulness and parental stress among parents of children with developmental delays, which was published by the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. As part of her fellowship, she worked with children and young adults diagnosed with behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, parent-child relational issues, grief and loss, chronic medical conditions and chronic pain, among others diagnoses.

Dr. Wirstiuk has also made presentations on pain management, pediatric traumatic brain injury and pediatric spinal cord injuries. Her interests include working within the pediatric rehabilitation program as well as working with children, adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis.

Medical Education

  • Graduate SchoolLoma Linda University
  • FellowshipKennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD