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Melissa Nishawala, MD

Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Medical Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program; Clinical Director, Eating Disorders Service
Melissa Nishawala, MD

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic Evaluation; Eating Disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Pharmacology. 

Office Location: Manhattan

Melissa Nishawala, MD, is an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, medical director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program and clinical director of the Eating Disorders Service at the Child Study Center. Dr. Nishawala is a nationally-recognized authority in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She also specializes in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Nishawala earned her medical degree at Northwestern University. She completed her residency in general psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, and completed her child and adolescent fellowship at MCP-Hahnemann University.

Dr. Nishawala is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.