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Richard Perry, M.D.

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Dr. Perry is a Clinical Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospitals. At Bellevue Hospital and in his private practice, part of his work is devoted to the he diagnosis and treatment of individuals who are in the autistic spectrum. During the 1980s and 1990s he was a member of the Children's Psychopharmacology Unit at Bellevue which conducted research aiming for a better understanding of the causes and treatment of autistic disorders.

Dr. Perry is board certified in general and in child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also an expert in Asperger's syndrome. Dr. Perry received his B.S. from Tufts University and his M.D. from Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. He completed his residency in psychiatry and a two-year National Institute of Health Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital's Psychiatric Division. Prior to joining the NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Perry was a Staff Psychiatrist for the Jewish Board of Guardians, the Spence-Chapin Agency, and St. Vincent's Hospital. He was a Panel Psychiatrist for the Children's Aid Society and Chief Psychiatrist for the Child, Adolescent and Family Clinic at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.

Dr. Perry is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He has served as the Director of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Perry has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

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