Meet Our Faculty

Louis Kraus
Louis J. Kraus, MD
Louis Kraus, MD, is the professor and chief of child and adolescent psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. He is the founding director of the Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services Center (AARTS Center). He received his MD in 1987 from Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Northwestern University and Fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Chicago where he served as the director of child and adolescent forensic psychiatry, the assistant director of inpatient psychiatry and was an assistant professor. From there, Kraus had an appointment of assistant professor at Northwestern University and was Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Northshore University Health Services (currently named). He arrived at Rush University Medical Center in 2002 as an associate professor and as the Woman’s Board Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 
Rosario Cosme-Cruz
Rosario M. Cosme-Cruz, MD
Rosario Cosme-Cruz, MD, is the Program Director for the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program at Rush. In addition, she’s also the Medical Director, Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director, Outpatient Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) clinic and Director for the Anxiety and Affective Disorders clinic and  Pediatric Consultation Liaison Program.  
Jon Goldner
Jon Goldner, PhD
Jon Goldner, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Health at Rush University Medical Center. At Rush, Goldner works in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic seeing patients and teaching. In this clinic, he directs the Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Externship and supervises Postdoctoral Fellows in Clinical Psychology. He also provides supervision to Child Psychiatry Fellows in their therapy experience, generally, and on their rotation doing trauma focused work in the community at the YMCA. In addition, he serves as Associate Clinical Director for Children and Families at Road Home: The National Center for Excellence for Veterans and Their Families. Before coming to Rush, Goldner worked in a variety of outpatient settings focused on helping to reduce emotional distress and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents, many of who had experienced trauma and loss. He received his doctorate degree from Loyola University Chicago, with a specialization in children and families, and his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. 
Elizabeth HarariElizabeth Harari, MD  
Elizabeth Harari, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
Rekha Bandla Kasi
Rekha Bandla Kasi, DO
Rekha Kasi, DO, is the Director for the Toddler Infant Pre-School Clinic (TIPS Clinic).
Lynelle Thomas
Lynelle Thomas, MD
Lynelle Thomas, MD, is Director, Community Psychiatry/Urban School Based Care/Mental health facilities. 
Lisa Yeh
Lisa Yeh, MD
Lisa Yeh, MD, is the Medical Director for the AARTS Center at Rush. She is board certified in both general adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Yeh has been working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout her career. She is dedicated to working with the ASD population, their families and finding ways to improve treatment options and outreach. Yeh comes to us from the Pediatric Developmental Center at Advocate IL Masonic Hospital where her focus has predominately been the clinical treatment of children with developmental disabilities and ASD. In addition to her clinical work, she served as interim, site medical director. Yeh was also a founder and president of a medical management organization that helped clinicians start and maintain a private practice. She enjoys teaching and supervising developmental behavioral pediatric and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows as well as general adult psychiatry residents and medical students from a number of institutions. Yeh was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award from Children’s Memorial Hospital Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Program. She endeavors to advocate for this population through direct patient care, teaching and outreach. She completed her training for general adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 
Catherine Byrne
Catherine Byrne, PhD
Catherine Byrne, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She received her doctorate from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the Child and Family Therapy Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. At Rush, she is involved in the pediatric consultation-liaison service, individual and group therapy for children and adolescents, brief psychological assessments for children and adolescents, and supervision of clinical psychology externs and child psychiatry fellows. Byrne is particularly interested in the treatment of child and adolescent eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders.