Muhammad Zeshan, MD

Muhammad Zeshan, MD

President 2022

Cabinet Designation: President 2022
Year of Experience: Less than 5 years
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Infant-Parent-Mental Health
Affiliated Hospital: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark NJ
Institute of Medical Graduation: Nishtar Medical University | Program- Residency Training: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bronx Care Hospital | Program- Fellowship training: Harvard Medical School-Boston Children’s Hospital
Education: MD
Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Location: Princeton NJ
Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, English

Dr. Zeshan, MD is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents. He completed his medical degree at Nishtar Medical University, Multan. He finished his residency at Mount Sinai Bronx Care Hospital in New York. He trained at Harvard Medical School- Boston Children’s Hospital for his Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Because of his interest in parenting, he attended two-year Infant-Parent-Mental Health Fellowship at UMass Boston. Moreover, he completed Newborn Behavior Observation (NBO) Training at Brazelton Institute in Boston. Furthermore, he did a visiting fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy at Columbia University in NY. He is currently a Zero to Three Fellow (2020-2022).

Dr. Zeshan grew up in Jhang, Punjab Pakistan. Before going to medical school, he worked at his father’s restaurant for 12 years. His interest in child psychiatry evolved after reading parenting skills written by an American psychologist Dr. Haim Ginnot during his medical school which helped him understand the importance of empathically listening to children, appreciating their efforts, and giving them choices in their lives age appropriately.

Over the past few years, Dr. Zeshan received various regional, national, and international awards for his academic excellence, clinical skills, teaching, and leadership from American Psychiatry Association (APA), American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT), and Nishtar Alumni of North America (NANA). He served as the APA Diversity Leadership Fellow, APA RFM (Resident Fellow Member) Assembly Representative. He presented many workshops and posters at national and international conferences and published various articles and book chapters in the field of psychiatry.

Along with his mentor from Harvard, Dr. Harrison, he piloted Infant-Parent-Mental Health Training in Pakistan. They also taught an online psychotherapy course in collaboration with Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and University of Karachi.

Applicant Mentorship Program

Residency Applicant Mentorship Program

One of the main goals of PAPANA is to assist and prepare Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship applicants from Pakistan or of Pakistani descent from any part of the world to successfully enter Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship programs in the United States.