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.