Roy Boorady, MD

Roy Boorady

Senior Director, Psychopharmacology Service
Child Mind Institute


Roy Boorady, MD, is one of the nation’s foremost experts in the diagnostic evaluation and psychopharmacological treatment of children and adolescents. A leading child and adolescent psychiatrist, he is known for his judgment and sensitivity in coordinating, monitoring, and adjusting treatment plans that include the use of medications. He is also distinguished for his skill and commitment to treatment decisions guided by sound scientific research and the needs of individual patients.

Dr. Boorady came to the Child Mind Institute in September 2010 after serving for eight years as the clinical director of the NYU Child Study Center’s Psychopharmacology Service and an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Before then, his reputation grew as an attending physician in Consultation Services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as in several other hospital appointments in New York City; Washington, DC; and the greater Boston area.  

Dr. Boorady was also on staff as a psychiatrist at the Young Adult Institute, a New York City-based not-for-profit health and human services organization serving people with developmental and learning disabilities. In this role, he provided psychiatric evaluations and psychopharmacological treatments to children with pervasive and developmental delays. He has been an assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an instructor in psychiatry at the Harvard University School of Medicine.

Dr. Boorady earned his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1987. He continued his training as chief resident in general adult psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. A member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, he also holds a Diplomate from the National Board of Medicine, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

A dedicated teacher and advocate for individualized, evidence-based treatments, Dr. Boorady has mentored hundreds of medical students and psychiatric residents and has organized seminars and lecture series to address urgent questions on how and whether medications should be prescribed to children and adolescents. He is recognized in Best Doctors in America, a leading resource linking patients to medical care, and is a public voice on child mental health. He has participated in numerous discussion panels and appeared in many publications, including ADDitude, Attention, The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine.  

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