Zheala Qayyum, MD, MMSc

Zheala Qayyum , MD, MMSc (Med-Ed)


Year of Experience: 12
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Boston Children’s Hospital
Education MD, MMSc (Med-Ed)
Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: General Psychiatry | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Location: Boston, MA
Languages: English, Urdu

Dr. Zheala Qayyum is the Training Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program and the Medical Director of the Emergency Psychiatry Services at Boston Children’s Hospital. She holds faculty appointments at Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Qayyum received her medical training in Pakistan at King Edward Medical University. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut and fellowship trainings at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital.
Subsequently she worked as the Site Training Director at Yale Psychiatric Hospital where she was awarded teaching awards four years in a row. She then moved to Boston to pursue a Master’s in Medical Sciences degree in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School.
She also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves Medical Corps and deployed to Afghanistan, and later was mobilized in support of the COVID-19 response to New York.
Dr. Qayyum has published on the topics of medical education, the impact of patient suicide on psychiatrists, autism spectrum disorders, inpatient treatment of early psychosis and LGBTQ+ youth, and risk of youth suicide and firearms. She has particular interest in the areas of supervision and mentorship, psycho-oncology and palliative care.