Kathy J Russeth, MD


Office locations

8915 W. Connell Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-2932 (appointments)


OP107_MAR_PracticeStatus_NotAccepting_r4Kathy J. Russeth, MD, is a full-time, board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and trauma with an eclectic approach to psychotherapy and family involvement.

Dr. Russeth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is also member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association of Wisconsin, the American Medical Association and Wisconsin Medical Society.

Dr. Russeth completed subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals. She received her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

Over the years, Dr. Russeth has presented on a number of behavioral health topics and is committed to research, education and improving access to care. She is actively involved in teaching medical students as well as residents and has served in a variety of medical teaching.

"I am here for your child and your family’s health and well being.  I consider myself a consultant and provide support in the process of change or stabilization. Together we can explore what your concerns are and how to best reach your goals."

Psychiatry - General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Areas of interest
  • Psychiatry
  • ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior problems
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Depression
  • General psychiatry

Education and awards

  • 2005, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD
  • 2008, Medical College of Wisconsin - Psychiatry
  • 2011, Medical College of Wisconsin - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Research and publications

  • Alzheimer’s Research Center and The University of Minnesota, Inactivation of the human brain muscarinic acetylcholine receptor by oxidative damage
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Biophysics Department, Cortical sensorimotor activation and columnar function, paper presentation
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin, Psychiatry Department, Monitoring for metabolic disturbances among children and adolescents on second-generation antipsychotic medication


Refereed journal publications/original papers

  • Fawcett JR, Bordayo EZ, Jackson K, Liu H, Peterson J, Svitak A, Frey WH 2nd. Inactivation of the human brain muscarinic acetylcholine receptor by oxidative damage catalyzed by a low molecular weight endogenous inhibitor from Alzheimer's brain is prevented by pyrophosphate analogs, bioflavonoids and other antioxidants. [Journal Article] Brain Research. 950(1-2):10-20, 2002 Sep 20.

Editorials, letters to the editor, other

  • Kapfhamer J, Russeth K, Heinrich T. Subcutaneous injection of intranasal canine kennel cough vaccine. Psychosomatics 50:180, Mar-Apr 2009.

Non-peer reviewed educational products

  • Russeth, KJ. Videoconferencing in Telepsychiatry: Facing the Underserved. Academic Project. Feb 28, 2005
  • Russeth, KJ. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents. Academic Project. May 2008
  • Russeth, KJ. Carrying on a Conversation, Nonverbal Communication, Developing Empathy, Finding Friends, Keeping Friends, Making Friends, Qualities of a Good Friend. Parent resources: Helping children develop social skills. Jul-Aug 2009


  • Practice improvement
  • School- and community-based interventions
  • Community engagement