Child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist

Roey Pasternak, MD is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist currently practicing in Manhattan, New York and Englewood, New Jersey.

Dr. Pasternak incorporates psychopharmacological, psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral and supportive therapies, tailoring his approach to meet the specific needs of each client.


He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and is licensed to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey.

Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)


Dr. Pasternak graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development from Cornell University with a concentration in adolescent growth and development. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University, Israel and completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Medical Center University Hospital and Manhattan campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Pasternak further specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Roey Pasternak, MD, is an active member of many national and international organization including the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). He participated in AACAP's Child Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, meeting with staffers of local congressmen and congresswomen.  For this work, Dr. Pasternak was honored with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Award at the 2011 AACAP Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Psychiatric research

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Pasternak engages with current research in the field and has experience working as a Research Associate at the Nathan S. Klein Institute for Psychiatric Research with world renowned researcher Dr. Daniel Javitt.  Dr. Pasternak's work has been published in the following journals:

Peer reviewed journal articles

Kim D, Wylie G, Pasternak R, Butler PD, Javitt DC. 
Magnocellular contributions to impaired motion processing in schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia Research. 2006 Feb; 82(1): 1-8.

Kurylo DD, Pasternak R, Silipo G, Javitt DC, Butler PD. 
Perceptual organization by proximity and similarity in schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia Research. 2007 Sep; 95 (1-3):205-214.

Leitman DI, Ziwich R, Pasternak R, Javitt DC. 
Theory of Mind and counterfactuality deficits in schizophrenia: misperception or misinterpretation?
Psychological Medicine. 2006 Aug; 36 (8): 1075-1083.

Schechter I, Butler PD, Jalbrzikowski M, Pasternak R, Saperstein AM, Javitt DC. 
A new dimension of sensory dysfunction: stereopsis deficits in schizophrenia.
Biological Psychiatry. 2006 Dec; 60(11): 1282-1284.

Schecter I, Butler PD, Zemon VM, Revheim N, Saperstein AM, Jalbrzikowski M, Pasternak R, Silipo G, Javitt DC. 
Impairments in generation of early-stage transient visual evoked potentials to magno- and parvocellular-selective stimuli in schizophrenia.
Clinical Neurophysiology. 2005 Sep; 116(9):2204-2215.

SKantrowitz JT, Revheim N, Pasternak R, Silipo G, Javitt DC. 
It's all in the cards: effects of stimulus manipulation on Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in Schizophrenia.
Psychiatry Res. 2009 Aug 15;168(3):198-204.

Peer reviewed abstracts

Pasternak R, Revheim N, Silipo G, Javitt DC.
Rockland Face Sorting Test (RFST) performance in schizophrenia: Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) redux.
Biological Psychiatry. 2004 Apr; 55 (8s): 61s.

Schechter I, Pasternak R, Saperstein AM, Butler PD, Javitt DC.
Adding a dimension to visual deficits: stereopsis impairments in schizophrenia.
Biological Psychiatry. 2004 Apr; 55 (8s): 25s.

Poster Presentation at the 2004 Annual Meeting for The Society of Biological Psychiatry

Rockland Face Sorting Test (RFST) performance
Pasternak R., Revheim N., Silipo G., Javitt DC. (2004, April). 

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