Crista Wetherington Donewar is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with children with chronic medical conditions and their families. As the lead psychologist of the Psychiatry Consult Service at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, she works with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat children with medical conditions and comborbid psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Donewar also serves as the Training Director for pre-doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows at Children’s.


University of Florida (1999), Psychology
Graduate School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006), Psychology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Brief report: Intellectual and academic functioning in pediatric chronic kidney disease
Duquette, P. J., Hooper, S. R., Wetherington, C. E., Icard, P. F., & Gipson, D. S. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 32(8) 1011-1017
Parent Ratings of Behavioral Functioning After Traumatic Brain Injury in Very Young Children
Wetherington, C. E., Hooper, S. R., Keenan, H. T., Nocera, M., & Runyan, D. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2010 35(6) 662-671
Neurodevelopmental consequences of early traumatic brain injury in 3-year-old children
Keenan H. T., Hooper S. R., Wetherington C. E., Nocera M., & Runyan D. K. Pediatrics 2007 119(3) e616-23
Memory and executive functions in pediatric chronic kidney disease
Memory and executive functions in pediatric chronic kidney disease Child Neuropsychology 2006 12(6) 391-405
The nervous system and chronic kidney disease in children
Gipson, D. S., Wetherington, C. E., Duquette, P. J., & Hooper, S. R. Pediatric Nephrology 2004 19 19

Honors & Awards

  • APA Division 54 Student Poster Award Recipient
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association