Paula Wadell, M.D.

Paula Marie Wadell, M.D.



Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Child and Adolescent Fellowship Associate Training Director


To see if Paula Marie Wadell is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-0849
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wadell is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who provides psychiatric care for children and young adults.  She is the associate program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and the medical director for the UC Davis Early Psychosis Programs.  Her interests include preventive care, mental health policy and education.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2009

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2003


Psychiatry, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2009-2012


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2012-2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,

Professional Memberships

American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association

Central California Psychiatric Society

Select Recent Publications

Loewy RL, Niendam T, Wadell P. "Assessing and treating trauma in team-based early psychosis care." Intervening Early in Psychosis: A Team Approach edited by Hardy KV, Ballon JS, Adelsheim S and Noordsy DL. Washington DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2019. Pages 151-169.

Dube J, Wadell P. Optimizing Care in a Team Setting: A Program for People with Schizophrenia. Psychiatric Times. 2015 March 31.

Wadell PM, Hagerman RJ, Hessl DR. “Fragile X Syndrome: Psychiatric Manifestations and Emerging Therapies. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2013;9(1):53-58.