Kara Driscoll, MD


Dr. Driscoll is a psychiatrist/owner at The Allegro Center, LLC. Her private practice focuses on the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in women during times of hormonal change, such as pregnancy, postpartum, the menstrual cycle, and perimenopause.

She is also a Health Services Clinician at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where she serves as a clinical supervisor for the Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health Fellowship at The Asher Center, and educates psychiatry residents on the identification and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women during the reproductive years.

Dr. Driscoll is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University School, where she served as chief resident. Previously, Dr. Driscoll was an Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a position at Northwestern University as Associate Training Director of the psychiatry residency program.

She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and chairs a workshop at the Annual Meeting on the treatment of mood disorders during the perinatal period. She is an active member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society where she serves on the Women’s Committee. She is currently a member of the Maternal Mortality Review Committee on Violent Deaths, a subcommittee of the Perinatal Advisory Committee of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additionally, she is a member of Postpartum Support International, the Marce Society of North America, and the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Driscoll was recently featured on the “Let’s Talk” podcast series from The Family Institute, which can be accessed here.