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Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

New York

Dr. Amish Nishawala

One of Amish Nishawala’s first encounters with a doctor happened shortly after he came to the U.S. from India at age 3. He had dislocated his elbow, and when his parents took him to a physician in Queens, the doctor distracted the young boy by telling him to look across the room before quickly putting the elbow back in place. “I’ve always remembered that kindness,” Dr. Nishawala says. Since then, Dr. Nishawala has carried that ethos of gentleness and humor into his own practice.

As a high school student, Dr. Nishawala was accepted into Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education, which allowed him to earn both an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and a medical degree in seven years. He then completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Nishawala has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and has cared for patients of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. When he worked at Children’s Aid, he treated children who lived in New York City’s homeless shelters and foster care system, which showed him the importance of working with families to develop health plans that they can appreciate and carry out regardless of their situations. “The key is taking the time to explain the plan and make it easy for someone to understand it based on their own worldview,” he says.

Dr. Nishawala loves teaching and seeks to equip all of his patients and their caregivers with the knowledge to take control of their own health—whether that means answering questions about sleep schedules and breastfeeding or helping them navigate the health care system to find treatment for complex medical needs. “My practice is about empowering parents to do well and then making them feel proud of what they're doing—because it’s not easy,” he says. As kids grow older, Dr. Nishwala helps parents find ways to partner with their adolescents so that young people can build confidence in caring for their own bodies.

“Every day in a typical doctor’s office, we run into limits on what we can do based on time, money, and resources. We’re prioritizing, and many things just don't fit in,” he says. “At Atria, the focus will be to not have anything off the list of possibilities, and to prioritize everything.”

Outside of work, Dr. Nishawala enjoys playing disc golf, practicing photography, and traveling. He lives in New York with his wife Melissa, who is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at New York University, and their cat, Catu Mitu, whose name means Sour Sweet in Gujarati.

Credentials

  • Voluntary Faculty
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Voluntary Faculty
    New York-Presbyterian /Weill Cornell
  • Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Former Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Former Pediatrician
    Apple Pediatrics
  • Former Pediatrician
    Lutheran Medical Center
  • Former Pediatrician
    Children’s Aid
  • Former Pediatrician
    Broadway Pediatrics
  • Former Pediatrician
    ABC Family Pediatrics
  • Former Pediatrician
    Cinnaminson Pediatrics

Affiliations

  • Member
    Medical Advisory Board at Cariloop 

Meet Our Doctors

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

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David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Read full bio
Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant


Read full bio
Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Read full bio
Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Read full bio
Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Read full bio
Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Read full bio
Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Read full bio
Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Read full bio
Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Read full bio
Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Read full bio
Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Read full bio
Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Read full bio
Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Read full bio
Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Read full bio
Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Read full bio
Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Read full bio
Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Read full bio
Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Read full bio
Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Read full bio
Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Read full bio
Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Read full bio
Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

Read full bio
David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care