Robyn Ostrander, MD

Robyn Ostrander, MD

Dr. Robyn Ostrander is the Brattleboro Retreat's Senior Medical Director and Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Services. She graduated summa cum laude from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed both her internship and residency in adult psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School.

Dr. Ostrander is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in both psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She joined the Brattleboro Retreat in July of 2005 and became Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Services in November 2006.

She joined the Retreat's executive leadership team in 2009, became Associate Medical Director in 2010 and assumed her current role as Senior Medical Director in 2012. Dr. Ostrander is also the attending psychiatrist on the 30-bed child and adolescent residential program.

Since 2005 she has been a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She is the Brattleboro Retreat site director for the Albany Medical College third year medical student clerkship in Psychiatry. Dr. Ostrander’s clinical interests include suicide prevention, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and gender nonconforming youth. She also teaches and coaches emerging business leaders through a partnership with Linkage Inc., at the annual GILD leadership training institute in Palm Desert, CA.

Her 2009 textbook, Neuroanatomy for Students of Behavioral Disorders, published by W.W. Norton & Co. was co-authored with Ronald L. Green.

Medical School:

Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
2000 (graduated)


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School
Lebanon, NH


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School
Lebanon, NH

Board Certifications:

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Specialty: Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Speciality: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry