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Professional Statement

  • I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist currently practicing in Manhattan, New York. I am Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed to practice in the State of New York. I provide empathic and evidence based care using medications and psychotherapy to treat a wide variety of conditions such as ADHD, Anxiety, Mood and Eating Disorders. I believe that developing a strong therapeutic connection with all my clients is essential in providing excellent quality care.
  • I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development from Cornell University. I earned my M.D. from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and completed a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Medical Center, the University Hospital and Manhattan campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I then further specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry completing a child psychiatry residency at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
  • Drawing from my personal experience in competitive sports from a young age as well as my experience at the Eating Disorders Center at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Center, I have developed a particular interest in working with adolescent and adult athletes with performance anxiety in competition as well as eating disorders.

Education

  • Medical School - Sackler School of Medicine
  • Cornell University (Bachelor’s)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Fellowship in Child Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and Publications

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Award
  • Cornell University, College of Human Ecology Dean Scholar Award
  • Leitman DI, Ziwich R, Pasternak R, Javitt DC. Theory of Mind and counterfactuality deficits in schizophrenia: misperception or misinterpretation?. Psychological Medicine. 2006 Aug; 36 (8): 1075-1083.
  • Schechter I, Butler PD, Jalbrzikowski M, Pasternak R, Saperstein AM, Javitt DC. A new dimension of sensory dysfunction: stereopsis deficits in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry. 2006 Dec; 60(11): 1282-1284.
  • Schecter I, Butler PD, Zemon VM, Revheim N, Saperstein AM, Jalbrzikowski M, Pasternak R, Silipo G, Javitt DC. Impairments in generation of early-stage transient visual evoked potentials to magno- and parvocellular-slective stimuli in schizophrenia. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2005 Sep; 116(9):2204-2215
  • Kim D, Wylie G, Pasternak R, Butler PD, Javitt DC. Magnocellular contributions to impaired motion processing in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2006 Feb; 82(1): 1-8
  • Kantrowitz JT, Revheim N, Pasternak R, Silipo G, Javitt DC. It's all in the cards: effects of stimulus manipulation on Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2009 Aug 15;168(3):198-204.
  • Kurylo DD, Pasternak R, Silipo G, Javitt DC, Butler PD. Perceptual organization by proximity and similarity in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2007 Sep; 95 (1-3):205-214.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew