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Francisco X. Castellanos, MD

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

Conditions and Treatments

  • disruptive behavior disorder
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


  • Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Director, Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1993
Education and Training
  • Residency, University of Kentucky, Psychiatry, 1991
  • MD from Louisiana State University, 1986

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
  • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

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NYU Child Study Center

1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research


ADHD, RDoC, imaging, systems, cognitive, & computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and genetics of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions

Research Summary

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.

Academic Contact

Academic office

1 Park Avenue

Eighth Floor

New York, NY 10016



Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library. *
represents one publication
*Due to PubMed processing times, the most recent publications may not be reflected in the timeline.

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Understanding the Benefits of Cannabidiol in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  • Childhood Stimulant Exposure Impact on Later Drug Abuse

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  • Martinez, Kenia; Martinez-Garcia, Magdalena; Marcos-Vidal, Luis; Janssen, Joost; Castellanos, Francisco X; Pretus, Clara; Villarroya, Oscar; Pina-Camacho, Laura; Diaz-Caneja, Covadonga M; Parellada, Mara; Arango, Celso; Desco, Manuel; Sepulcre, Jorge; Carmona, Susanna

    Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2020 Mar ; 59(3):422-433

  • Long, Yicheng; Cao, Hengyi; Yan, Chaogan; Chen, Xiao; Li, Le; Castellanos, Francisco Xavier; Bai, Tongjian; Bo, Qijing; Chen, Guanmao; Chen, Ningxuan; Chen, Wei; Cheng, Chang; Cheng, Yuqi; Cui, Xilong; Duan, Jia; Fang, Yiru; Gong, Qiyong; Guo, Wenbin; Hou, Zhenghua; Hu, Lan; Kuang, Li; Li, Feng; Li, Kaiming; Li, Tao; Liu, Yansong; Luo, Qinghua; Meng, Huaqing; Peng, Daihui; Qiu, Haitang; Qiu, Jiang; Shen, Yuedi; Shi, Yushu; Si, Tianmei; Wang, Chuanyue; Wang, Fei; Wang, Kai; Wang, Li; Wang, Xiang; Wang, Ying; Wu, Xiaoping; Wu, Xinran; Xie, Chunming; Xie, Guangrong; Xie, Haiyan; Xie, Peng; Xu, Xiufeng; Yang, Hong; Yang, Jian; Yao, Jiashu; Yao, Shuqiao; Yin, Yingying; Yuan, Yonggui; Zhang, Aixia; Zhang, Hong; Zhang, Kerang; Zhang, Lei; Zhang, Zhijun; Zhou, Rubai; Zhou, Yiting; Zhu, Junjuan; Zou, Chaojie; Zang, Yufeng; Zhao, Jingping; Kin-Yuen Chan, Calais; Pu, Weidan; Liu, Zhening

    NeuroImage: Clinical. 2020 Jan 07; 102163

  • Baroni, Argelinda; Castellanos, Francisco Xavier

    JAMA network open. 2019 Dec 02; 2(12):e1917880

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