Nisba Husain

At Burke's, Nisba serves on the Equity & Inclusion and Head Evaluation Committee.

Nisba Husain is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco and New York City. She works with individuals across the lifespan treating mental health disorders and promoting psychological well-being. She completed her child psychiatry training at the combined residency program at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was a chief resident and the recipient of the Edward J. Sachar Award for compassion and excellence in medicine. Following training, she joined the faculty at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she conducted preschool age psychiatric evaluations, consulted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and treated pregnant and postpartum women with depression and anxiety. As an attending psychiatrist, she supervised and taught medical residents classes on attachment theory and childhood development. In addition to her clinical and academic work, she has been a psychiatric consultant in film and children’s literature. She produced and directed a documentary film, “Mental Health: A Cultural Perspective”, examining the stigma of mental illness in the South Asian community. She currently serves on the board of Empower Me Academy, an organization with a mission to promote youth leadership and meaningful impact in sports and in life.
Nisba received her undergraduate degree with honors from Georgetown University and obtained her medical degree from the Ohio State College of Medicine. She earned her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine.
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