Francisco X. Castellanos, MD

  • Specialty: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-754-5000

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

disruptive behavior disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)



  • Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Dir Rsch Green Cohen Inst Prevent Sci

Board Certifications

  • AB Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • AB Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry

Education and Training

  • 1991
  • Residency, University of Kentucky, Psychiatry
  • 1986
  • MD from Louisiana State University


Locations and Appointments

1 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
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NYU Child Study Center
1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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My Research

neuroimaging, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and genetics of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions.

We are conducting a range of studies all focused on understanding the neuronal substrates of the various conditions which are currently comprised within the syndromal diagnosis of ADHD. The approaches we use include functional and structural MRI, and a range of novel methods of measuring behavior and cognition.



  • Locomotor activity measures in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Meta-analyses and new findings

    Garcia Murillo, Lourdes; Cortese, Samuele; Anderson, David; Di Martino, Adriana; Castellanos, Francisco Xavier 2015 Mar; 186-191, Journal of neuroscience methods — id: 1505682, year: 2015, page: 186, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Cortical thickness abnormalities associated with dyslexia, independent of remediation status

    Ma, Yizhou; Koyama, Maki S; Milham, Michael P; Castellanos, F Xavier; Quinn, Brian T; Pardoe, Heath; Wang, Xiuyuan; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Devinsky, Orrin; Thesen, Thomas; Blackmon, Karen 2015; 177-186, NeuroImage: Clinical — id: 1440422, year: 2015, page: 177, stat: Journal Article
  • Increased response-time variability across different cognitive tasks in children with ADHD

    Adamo, Nicoletta; Di Martino, Adriana; Esu, Lidia; Petkova, Eva; Johnson, Katherine; Kelly, Simon; Castellanos, Francisco Xavier; Zuddas, Alessandro 2014; 434-446, Journal of attention disorders — id: 1103432, year: 2014, page: 434
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