Dawn Sung, MD

Dawn Sung, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  Her interests include cultural psychiatry, community psychiatry, systems of care, and education.

Dr. Sung received her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from University of California at Berkeley.  She received her medical degree from the University of California at Davis School of Medicine, where she was awarded the Palthe Psychiatric Scholarship, Honors in Doctoring, and the Medical Student Research Fellowship.  She completed her general adult psychiatry residency at the NYU School of Medicine, during which time she co-founded the Association for Culture and Psychiatry, which focuses on improving diversity and minority mentorship as well as promoting knowledge of cultural, ethnic, and minority issues within psychiatry.   

Dr. Sung is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and was the recipient of the APA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship for the past two years.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She worked with the Nathan Kline Institute’s Center for Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health to conduct a clinical needs assessment for the Korean American community and is working on developing culturally adapted evidenced-based treatments.  She has contributed practice board exam questions for the book chapter “Psychiatric Measures in Assessment and Treatment” for the Study Guide and Self-Assessment Exam: Textbook of Psychiatry.

Leila Sadeghi, 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, as well as pediatric consultation liaison psychiatry.

Dr. Sadeghi received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvannia, Philadelphia. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She completed an internship year in pediatric medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center and her general adult psychiatry residency at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She also completed a post-doctoral research year at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Sadeghi is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.    

Jessica Plauche, 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 in adolescents, cross cultural issues, women’s mental health, and providing community based care to underserved populations.

Dr. Plauche received her bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.  She also completed her general adult psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where she pursued a women’s mental health focus.

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

Blake Phillips, MD

Blake Phillips, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  His clinical interests include the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders in the adolescent population as well as student mental health.  Additional interests include public policy and administrative psychiatry.

Dr. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Lyon College, Arkansas, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the Ellis G. & Mary Newton Mosely Fellowship for graduates entering post-graduate training in medical sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Services where he was inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha and was awarded the Marie Wilson Howells Award for Psychiatry. He completed his general adult psychiatry residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

During his general psychiatry residency, Dr. Phillips was appointed as a resident member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Work Force Issues Committee.    

Amit Mediratta, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  His interests include psychotherapy, trauma, and public psychiatry.

Dr. Mediratta received his bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Ohio State University, graduating with honors. He received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  He completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the NYU School of Medicine.

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

Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family/Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation 

Francesco Ferrari, MD is a resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  His clinical interests include the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders through various treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, other mindfulness-based psychotherapeutic approaches; LGBT mental health; gender identity and sexual orientation development; education; and public policy and mental health advocacy.

Dr. Ferrari received his bachelor’s degree in political science and Hispanic studies from Rice University in Houston and his master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College.  He completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he created and co-led an adult LGBT psychotherapy group in the outpatient clinic.  He also co-led a DBT skills group for the treatment of borderline personality disorder and suicidal and self-injurious behavior.

Prior to receiving his medical degree, Dr. Ferrari lived and worked in Japan, teaching high school students English and cross-cultural competency as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching program.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.   

Raviv Berlin, MD

Raviv Berlin, MD, is a resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  His interests include community mental health, medical and community education, the integration of child and adolescent mental health services into primary care settings, and enhancing interdisciplinary models of treatment.

Dr. Berlin received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina where he worked on research projects in adolescent substance abuse.  He completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where he held numerous leadership positions and collaborated with faculty in the department of pediatrics to develop an adolescent medicine rotation for psychiatry interns.

Prior to receiving his medical degree, Dr. Berlin worked as a psychiatric case manager at the Integrated After-Care Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital where he helped provide comprehensive mental health services to children and their families following psychiatric hospitalization.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.   

Susan Friedland, MD

Specialty Areas: Pharmacology; Diagnostic Evaluation; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders.

Office Location: Manhattan

Susan Friedland, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Friedland has extensive experience in diagnostic evaluation, psychopharmacology, ADHD and behavior disorders, and anxiety and mood disorders.

Dr. Friedland completed her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her pediatrics and child psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Friedland served as medical director of the Child Psychiatry Service at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She also served on the faculty of the departments of child and adolescent psychiatry at both UCSF and UCLA where she taught psychopharmacology and child development.

 

Rachelle  Theise, PsyD

Specialty Areas: Parent Training, Early Childhood, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Disruptive Behavior Disorders, and Anxiety and Depression Disorders.

Office LocationManhattan; Hackensack, NJ

Dr. Rachelle Theise is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) at the Child Study Center. Dr. Theise provides parent training, individual child therapy, and school consultation to assist parents with young children experiencing difficulties with behavior, anxiety/depression, peer relationships, and other early childhood concerns. She has extensive training in the research and treatment of childhood behavioral disorders, parenting, and the promotion of healthy child development.

Dr. Theise graduated from the University of Michigan, receiving her BA with high distinction in psychology. She earned her PsyD in Clinical Child-School Psychology from Yeshiva University at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Prior to her work at NYU, Dr. Theise trained in several mental health settings including Bellevue Hospital Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Mamaroneck, NY school system. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at the Jewish Child Care Association in Pleasantville, NY, and completed post-graduate training in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) at the CSC.

Dr. Theise is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. She has co-authored publications in book chapters and peer-reviewed journals, and has presented findings from her research at professional conferences and workshops throughout the Northeast. Dr. Theise is a credentialed registrant in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Samuel  Fasulo, PhD

Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Stress, Trauma and Resilience; Family/Couples Therapy; Conduct Disorders.

Office Location: Manhattan

Samuel Fasulo, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He is the clinical coordinator for the Child Study Center's Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy program and is a licensed psychologist in the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders. His professional interests include adolescent/young adult suicidality and behavioral risk management, therapeutic engagement of treatment-resistant and treatment-ambivalent adolescents and young adults, complex trauma/PTSD, and the ecologically valid provision of empirically supported treatments to youths and families.

Dr. Fasulo received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, his master's degree in psychology from Brandeis University, and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. He completed his clinical internship specializing in children and adolescents at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Fasulo was director of Clinical Risk Management and chair of the Ethics Committee at Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, a facility providing a wide range of inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient psychiatric services in Rockland County, NY, and maintained a private practice in White Plains, NY.

Dr. Fasulo also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has authored and co-authored publications in the areas of adolescent trauma and behavioral outcomes for disadvantaged youths.

Dr. Fasulo is a member of the American Psychological Association.