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Dr. Jonathon William Wanta

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Assistant Professor in the Prtizkey Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Areas of Focus

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Boarded patients
  • Hospital-based psychiatry


Wanta has been a vital contribution to the expansion of psychiatry services in the Emergency Department at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where a unique treatment model incorporates social work and psychiatry together to evaluate, treat and determine disposition for all patients presenting with a mental health crisis.

Wanta also has clinical responsibilities on the novel Hospital-Based Psychiatry (HBP) Service, focusing on better serving the mental health needs of patients admitted to the medical floors while boarding and awaiting inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Through bedside therapies and/or medication management, HBP jumpstarts psychiatric care and continuously reassesses the most appropriate disposition for patients, be it inpatient psychiatry or discharging to home.