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Paul J. Ambrosini

Paul J. Ambrosini, MD

Emeritus Professor

Department: Psychiatry

Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry


  • MD - Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
  • BA in Psychology - Trinity College

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Paul Ambrosini, MD, is director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Friends Hospital. He is board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry. He specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents. He also treats adults with schizophrenia, mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Clinical Services

Depression, Child and adolescent psychiatry, Pharmacotherapy, Psychiatric treatments, Psychiatric evaluation and consultation


  • Psychiatry - New York Hospital, Westchester Division


  • Psychiatry - New York Hospital, Westchester Division


  • Child Psychiatry - Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Paul Ambrosini, MD, is an emeritus professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Interests

Assessments of pharmacotherapy, Characterizations of ADHD


Recent Publications

"EndNote: A New Beginning for Educational Curricula and Lifelong Learning"
Paul J. Ambrosini, MD, and Ayesha Waheed, MD
Poster presented at AADPRT, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2018

"Tourette syndrome associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: The impact of tics and psychopharmacological treatment options"
Oluwabusi OO, Parke S, Ambrosini PJ
World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics 5:128-135, 2016

"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder characteristics: II. Clinical correlates of irritable mood"
Ambrosini PJ, Bennett DS, Elia J
J. Affect. Dis. 145: 70-76, 2013

"Synthetic cannabinoid-induced psychosis: Two adolescent cases"
Oluwabusi O, Lobach L, Akhtar U, Youngman B, Ambrosini PJ
Journal Child Adolescent Psychopharmacol. 22(5) : 393-5, 2012

"What can ADHD without comorbidity teach us about comorbidity?"
Toshinobu T, Ambrosini PJ, deBerardinis R, Elia J
Res Dev Disabil 33:419-25, 2012

"Analysis of gene-wide association studies top hits in ADHD suggests association to two polymorphisms located in genes expressed in the cerebellum"
Elia J, Lantieri F, Glessner J, Ambrosini PJ, Stotesbery K, Laracy S, Takeda T, Hakonarson H, Devoto M
Abstract, AACAP Scientific Proceedings 37: 260, 2010

"Parental ADHD status and its association with proband ADHD subtype and severity"
Takeda T, Stotesbery K, Ambrosini PJ, Berrettini W, Hakonarson H, Elia J
J. Pediatr.157(6): 995-1000, 2010

"Comorbid ADHD in light of pure ADHD"
Takeda T, Ambrosini PJ, Deberardinis R, Elia J
Abstract, Scientific Proceeding of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 36: 237, 2009

"Nocturnal Enuresis: A suggestive endophenotype marker for a subgroup of inattentive Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"
Elia J., Toshinobu T., DeBerardinis R, Burke J, Accardo J, Ambrosini P, et al.
J. Pediatr. 155(2): 239-244, 2009

"ADHD and Comorbidity: Latent Class Clusters and DSM-IV Subtypes"
Elia J, Arcos-Burgos M, Ambrosini PJ, et al. 
Psych. Res. 170(2-3): 192-198, 2009

"Candidate gene analysis in an on-going genome-wide association study of ADHD: suggestive association signals in ADRA1A"
Elia J, Capasso M, Ambrosini PJ, Berrettini W, Devoto M, Hakonarson H
Psychiatric Genetics 19(3): 2009

"ADHD Characteristics: I. Concurrent Co-morbidity patterns in children & adolescents"
Elia J, Ambrosini P, Berrettini W
Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. Jul 3;2(1):15, 2008

"Cardiovascular effects of Mixed Amphetamine Salts Extended Release in the treatment of school age children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"
Donner R, Michaels AM, Ambrosini PJ
Biol. Psych 61: 706-12, 2007

"Cardiovascular Risk Parameters in Psychiatric Outpatients"
Ambrosini PJ, Capuzzi D, Gratz S, Kampmeier F
Abstract, NCDEU, Boca Raton, Fla., 2006

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.