About Zamir Nestelbaum, MD, MPH

Dr. Nestelbaum is resuming his practice in New York after many years of practicing solely in Massachusetts. Dr. Nestelbaum began his career with his training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and is happy to be returning.

For over 30 years, Dr. Nestelbaum has been providing patients and their families high quality compassionate care in both public and private practice settings, hospital and partial hospital units, community mental health centers, geriatric and adolescent facilities, and college counseling.

Zamir Nestelbaum, MD, MPH is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in the psychopharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders, crisis stabilization, trauma, psychoses, eating disorders, ADHD and many other mental health conditions.

He has worked with therapists of all the theoretical orientations including psychologists and social workers, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, counselors, occupational therapists, emergency department staff and many others.

Dr. Nestelbaum is the former Vice Chair of an academic teaching hospital, Chief of Psychiatry at multiple community hospitals, and Medical Director of multiple psychiatric units.

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  • Psychiatric Consultant, Amherst College Counseling Center
  • Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Residency Training Program Director, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Director, Department of Psychiatry, Carney Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Chief of Psychiatry, Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, MA
  • Chief of Psychiatry Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA
  • Director, Emergency Mental Health Services, UMASS Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Director, Crisis Services, Rockland County Community Mental Health Center
  • President, Newton Square Counseling Center, Worcester, MA


Dr. Nestelbaum has written and lectured extensively on contemporary issues in the treatment of mental illness, including:

  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Opiate Dependency
  • Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychiatric Education
  • Pretrial Commitments


  • Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA Doctor of Medicine 1981
  • Graduate School: University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor MI Masters of Public Health 1981
  • Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Bachelor of Science 1975


  • Internship: Internal Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Residency: Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  • Fellowship: Public Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
  • National Board of Medical Examiners


  • Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Instructor, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons


  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Programs
  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society


  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Psychiatric Residency Program
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts Psychiatric Residency Program
  • Clinical Teaching Recognition, Tufts University School of Medicine