Zana Dobroshi, MD, PhD, FAPA | New York Metro Area

Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

A top professional in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Dobroshi’s clinical interests include public psychiatry, treatment of PTSD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, childhood schizophrenia, and other severely impaired children in the public system. She is also trained in Medical Hypnoanalysis, Family Psychotherapy and Mind-Body Medicine.

An Albanian ethnic from the Republic of Kosovo, Dr. Dobroshi received her medical degree from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine in Yugoslavia in 1972. Subsequently, she received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Child Psychiatry with studies in Child Psychodynamics, Psychotherapy, and Creativity at the University of Zagreb Medical System in Croatia in 1982. She had additional training in different psychoanalytic centers in Europe focusing on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis and Play Therapy.

After relocating to the United States, she completed her residency training in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1999, she completed a fellowship program in pediatric hypnotherapy and biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, and stress management in the same institution. In 2010, she completed another two-year fellowship in child and adolescent public psychiatry at Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute. She received many awards as a Teacher of the Year from residents at Columbia University Division for Child Public Psychiatry and from Harlem Residency Training, where she also served as a Program Director (2010-12). She was awarded by the UN for her volunteer work with Immigrant families and children.

In her professional experience, she continues to be a part of faculty at the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington D.C. where she contributes to field work with the traumatized populations in Kosovo, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. She has also shared her time with UNICEF to reach out to the traumatized Albanian children and families post political conflicts in Kosovo and Macedonia (1997) and has volunteered with Disaster Psychiatry Outreach in New York City ensuing 9/11 events.

Deservingly recognized by numerous awards for her outstanding work, Dr. Dobroshi has been named a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association and in 2012, one of the Top Leading Physicians in the World. She has also received the Patients’ Choice Award (2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2018), and has been recognized for her Volunteer Activities in the Community by the Albanian American Women’s Organization “Motrat Qiriazi.”


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