Melissa A. Nishawala

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Melissa A. Nishawala, M.D.

Assistant Professor; Clinical Dir Eating Dis Service; Med Dir Autism Spec Dis Clin Res Pgrm
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Clinical Services)
NYU Behavioral Health Programs
NYU Child Study Center

Clinical Addresses

NYU Child Study Center
One Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 8 - 8; Tue. 8 - 8; Wed. 8 - 8; Thu. 8 - 8; Fri. 8 - 8
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-754-4880

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Medical Specialties

Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical Expertise

Diagnostic Evaluations, Psychopharmacology, Eating Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders



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Board Certification

1998 — Ab Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry
1999 — Ab Psychiatry & Neurology - W/Spec Qual"S In Child Neurolo


1988-1993 — Northwestern Univ Medical School, Medical Education
1993-1994 — St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center (No Value Specified), Internship
1994-1996 — University of Minnesota Hospital (Psychiatry), Residency Training
1996-1998 — Hahnemann University Hospital (Adolescent Psychiatry), Residency Training

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Immune system dysregulation in adolescent major depressive disorder
Gabbay, Vilma; Klein, Rachel G; Alonso, Carmen M; Babb, James S; Nishawala, Melissa; De Jesus, Georgette; Hirsch, Glenn S; Hottinger-Blanc, Pauline M Z; Gonzalez, Charles J
2009 May;115(1-2):177-182, Journal of affective disorders
— id: 93920, year: 2009, vol: 115, page: 177, stat: Journal Article,

A preliminary study of cytokines in suicidal and nonsuicidal adolescents with major depression
Gabbay, Vilma; Klein, Rachel G; Guttman, Leah E; Babb, James S; Alonso, Carmen M; Nishawala, Melissa; Katz, Yisrael; Gaite, Marta R; Gonzalez, Charles J
2009 Aug;19(4):423-430, Journal of child & adolescent psychopharmacology
— id: 101899, year: 2009, vol: 19, page: 423, stat: Journal Article,

Review of The invisible man. A self-help guide for men with eating disorders, compulsive exercise, and bigorexia
Mathewson, Karen; Nishawala, Melissa
2009 ;19(2):213-214, Journal of child & adolescent psychopharmacology
— id: 101297, year: 2009, vol: 19, page: 213, stat: Journal Article,

Beyond the Black Box: Prescribing SSRIs to Adolescents
Nishawala, Melissa; Boorady, Roy Joseph; Koplewicz, Harold
2006 ;13(1):51-56 Jan, Primary psychiatry
— id: 62822, year: 2006, vol: 13, page: 51, stat: Journal Article,

Pancreatitis associated with serotonin-dopamine antagonists
Nishawala, Melissa A; Callaghan, Marian; Malatack, JJeffrey; Moughan, Beth; Ambrosini, Paul J; Price, Bernadette; Elia, Josephine
1997 ;7(3):211-213, Journal of child & adolescent psychopharmacology
— id: 55717, year: 1997, vol: 7, page: 211, stat: Journal Article,