Paul Saad El-Fishawy, MD

Associate Research Scientist in and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center

Physician Biography

Paul El-Fishawy, J.D., M.D. was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Princeton University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1992. After college, he won a Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad. Subsequently, he graduated Cum Laude from the Yale School of Medicine winning the Lauren Weinstein Award, “Given to the graduate who displays courage, perseverance and compassion and has dared to reach for the best in herself or himself,” and received his joint, J.D. from the Yale Law School, where he won thesis honors.

He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at the Yale School of Medicine and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at the Yale Child Study Center, where he was awarded the Melvin Lewis Teaching Award for his teaching of medical students.

He practices general child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry in New Haven, Connecticut. He is board certified in both child and adolescent and adult psychiatry from the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He treats patients of all ages and the full range of mental health disorders using either psychodynamic psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. He utilizes medications in addition to psychotherapy when necessary. He is a member of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has served on the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

His research at the Yale Child Study Center has focused on the discovery of genes that contribute to autism through the use of homozygosity mapping and whole-exome sequencing. He has won the Elaine Schlosser Lewis–American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award and the American Psychiatric Association-Lilly Research Fellowship. In addition, his research was awarded the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-Beatrix Hamburg Award. He is a co-author on a paper in the journal Nature and a co-first author on an article in the journal Science.

Clinical Interests

  • Psychiatry

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child; Geriatric
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Child Study Center

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Contact Info

Paul Saad El-Fishawy, MD
Mailing Address
Child Study Center303 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511