Michael Avissar, MD

Specialties:
Psychiatry
More specialties
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • 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

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Hebrew

Gender

  • Male

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Virtual Visits/Telehealth

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Phone Appointments

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Location(s)

3 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

CHP Student Health

  • CHP-NYU

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

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Credentials & Experience

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

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry