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Zana Dobroshi, MD

Zana Dobroshi, MD is originally an Albanian ethnic from the Republic of Kosova. She received her medical degree from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, Yugoslavia in 1972. Subsequently, she received her doctorate degree in Child Psychiatry with studies in Child Psychodynamics, Psychotherapy and Creativity at the University of Zagreb medical system, Croatia in 1982. Her US residency training was completed in 1998 in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. She completed in 1999 a fellowship program in Pediatric Hypnotherapy and Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Stress Management in the same institution. In 2010 Dr. Dobroshi completed another two year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Public Psychiatry at Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute. Ensuing training in Dr. Dobroshi’s educational career includes; Family Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnosis, Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Dr. Dobroshi currently serves as an Attending Psychiatrist at NYC Children’s Center where she teaches and supervises residents while helping with the development of research and evidence based medicine during residency training. Additionally, she serves as attending Psychiatrist at Harlem Hospital Medical Center where she also holds the position of Director of Residency Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. At the same time, she shares her extensive medical knowledge and insight with medical students by teaching clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Besides active teaching, she supervises, advises and mentors the residents at aforementioned hospitals. 

Dr. Dobroshi’s past experience is vast, both in teaching and concurrently, in practicing. Teaching appointments have included: Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pristine, Kosova while serving as Director of Child Psychiatry Ambulatory Care (1982-1985), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where she was also an Attending Physician at the University’s Hospital (1998-2000), Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where Dr. Dobroshi also served as Medical Director of Child Unit at Elmhurst Hospital (2000). Furthermore, appointments involve; Visiting Professor of Psychiatry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (1985-1986) and Visiting Professor for Child Advocacy with International and World Health Organization in Kosova where Dr. Dobroshi gained experience in teaching and supervising professionals and helping with the development of Child Psychiatry services (1999-2000). 

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

Dr. Dobroshi’s medical interest and publications are numerous. She has shown special interest in the study of traumatized Albanian children in Kosova, especially in the village of Vranjevc as published in 2004, Multimodal treatment in Adolescents (Anderson, Indiana 2004), Evaluation and treatment of Dissociative Disorder in Children (Jerusalem, Israel 2005), Preventive Methods in Mental Health in School and Prevention of Adolescent Substance Abuse (Podgorica, Montenegro 2006), Characteristics of Substance Abusing Adolescents in Central Harlem (Harlem Hospital, NYC 2007), The role of the absence of father and substance abuse in adolescents-Lessons learned from youth of Harlem (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland 2007) and publications in the Praxis Medica on Aggression, Violence and Substance abuse in Adolescents (UP, Kosova 2008) and a 10-year follow up study of Kosovar –Albanian children traumatized by War (1999-2009) in 2010. 

Dr. Dobroshi’s outstanding work has been deservingly recognized by numerous awards. She has been named a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association and in 2012, one of the Top Leading Physicians in the World. She holds multiple Teaching Awards including Child Psychology Residency training at Case Western University (1998), Harlem Hospital (2006, 2008, and 2011) and in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian University Hospital System (2011). Dr. Dobroshi has also been recognized for her Volunteer Activities in the Community by the Albanian American Women’s Organization “Motrat Qiriazi”.

Zana Dobroshi, MD is a proud member of the American Psychiatric Association, the International Adolescent Psychiatric Association, the American Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Albanian American Medical Association where she serves as Co-Chair in the Board of Directors.

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