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Akeem Marsh, MD, is board certified in general, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry and has dedicated his career to working with children and families of medically underserved communities. He has extensive work experience with justice-involved youth as well as in hospital-based and emergency psychiatry settings. Dr. Marsh currently has a voluntary faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Marsh is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is a general member of both the New Jersey Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). In addition, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and on the editorial board of the organization's newsletter.
Historically, Dr. Marsh served as editor for the Northwell Health Residents and Fellows Forum while he was in residency, and he has been an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of the Student National Medical Association and the journal Children and Youth Services Review.
His primary interests in terms of clinical care, advocacy, and research include the nexus of trauma-related symptoms and disruptive behaviors, trauma-informed juvenile justice reform, and the impact of racism and other bias on the experiences, evaluation, and treatment of justice-involved youth. He has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Marsh has also published extensively in newsletters and in academic and literary journals.
Dr. Marsh received his Bachelor of Science degree from the prestigious Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine at the City College of New York.
He earned his Medical Doctorate from the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn/Downstate College of Medicine. He completed both his residency in general psychiatry and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
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