Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Grief and Beravement
Melissa Rooney, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her interests include mood and anxiety disorders, grief and bereavement, and the mental health of children with chronic medical conditions.
Dr. Rooney graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning her bachelor's degree with honors in biology and a minor in French. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During medical school she was awarded a yearlong clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and completed a project examining attention deficits in patients and children at-risk for bipolar disorder. She co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry based on her work from that year.
Dr. Rooney was an adult psychiatry resident at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital/New York State Psychiatric Institute. She was involved in a committee to develop the new residency curriculum during her first year and did a research elective studying complicated grief during her third year.
Dr. Rooney is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and was selected as an APA child and adolescent psychiatry fellow. She chaired a symposium on trichotillomania during the 2012 annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. She is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.