Michael Avissar, MD, PhD

Expertise in: 
Psychiatry
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Psychiatry, 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, Psychotherapy, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Social Anxiety Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Hebrew

Gender

  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:

Location(s)

Manhattan - 3 Columbus Circle Office
3 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

CHP Student Health

  • CHP-NYU

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

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