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About Dr. Zeshan


About Dr. Zeshan

My name is Muhammad Zeshan, MD, and I am a Harvard trained infant, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist at Inside Out, a private practice based in Princeton, New Jersey. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-Newark, New Jersey. 

I grew up in Pakistan. I worked at my father’s restaurant for 12 years before going to medical school. My interest in child psychiatry evolved after reading parenting skills written by an American psychologist Dr. Haim Ginnot during my medical school. Reading his books, I learned the importance of empathically listening to children, appreciating their efforts, and giving them choices in their lives age appropriately. 

After completing medical school in Pakistan, I came to the United States to understand human behavior more meticulously. I did my psychiatry residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bronx Care Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Then, I joined the Harvard Medical School-Boston Children’s Hospital to finish my child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Because of my interest in parenting and early intervention, I completed an additional two-year fellowship in Infant-Parent-Mental Health from UMass Boston. I also completed Newborn Behavior Observation (NBO) Training at Brazelton Institute in Boston. Furthermore, I did a visiting fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy at Columbia University in Morningside Heights, NY. 

Over the past few years, I received various regional, national, and international awards for my academic excellence, clinical skills, teaching, and leadership from American Psychiatry Association (APA), American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT), and Nishtar Alumni of North America (NANA). I presented many workshops and posters at national and international conferences and published various articles and book chapters in the field of psychiatry.

Along with my mentor from Harvard, Dr. Alexandra Harrison, I piloted Infant-Parent-Mental Health Training in Pakistan. We (Dr. Harrison- teacher and I-moderator) also started teaching an online psychotherapy course in collaboration with Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and University of Karachi. I have been actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, pediatricians, social workers, and other healthcare staff. 

Through Inside Out CURE, my focus is to help individuals become more Compassionate, Understanding, and aware of their inner strength and vulnerabilities, while developing Resilience and Empathy. I offer a variety of mental health care services to all age groups (infancy through adulthood) by applying principals of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, positive psychology, family therapy, parent-child intervention therapy, pharmacology, and neuroscience.


Awards & Scholarships


- 2019 NANA Scholarly Work Award
- 2018 AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Educational Outreach - Program Award
- 2018 Program for Post-Graduation Trainees: Future Academic Clinician Educators Award (Harvard Macy Institute)
- 2018 BPSI (Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute) Child PiP Travel Grant Award
- 2018 AADPRT Nyapati Rao and Francis Lu International Medical Graduate Fellowship Award
- 2018 APA Minority Medical Student Mentorship Award
- 2017 AACAP System of Care Special Program Clinical Project Scholarship sponsored
- 2016 NANA Young Scholar Award
- 2017-2019 APA Resident Recognition Award



- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark NJ
- Member American Psychiatric Association (APA) Membership Committee
- Treasure: NANA (Nishtar Alumni of North America)
- Chair: NANA (Nishtar Alumni of North America) Research Committee
- Chair: PAPANA (Pakistani American Psychiatric Association of North America) Resident Committee
- Secretary: PAPANA (Pakistani American Psychiatric Association of North America)
- 2017-2019: APA RFM (Resident Fellow Member) Assembly Representative
- 2017-2019 APA Diversity Leadership Fellow
- 2017 8th Annual Mount Sinai GME Resident Fellows Poster Winner Award




Inside Out CURE
601 Ewing Street, Suite C-12
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-819-2700
Fax: 609-681-0113

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