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Michael Avissar, MD, PhD

Expertise in: 
Psychiatry
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Clinical Expertise

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

About Michael Avissar

Dr. Avissar completed his medical degree at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania where in addition to his medical degree he also obtained a Ph.D in Neuroscience. He completed his medical internship and psychiatric training at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and a Schizophrenia Research Fellowship at Columbia University. Currently he conducts research on novel brain stimulation treatments for schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders in the Division of Experimental Therapeutics at Columbia and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He also provides psychiatric care through the Columbia Faculty Practice at Columbus Circle to general psychiatric patients, patients suffering from psychotic spectrum disorders, and patients requiring brain stimulation therapies.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Psychiatric Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Hebrew

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

CHP Student Health

  • CHP-NYU

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan

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Contact & Locations

1
3 Columbus Circle
New York, New York 10019
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