Medical School

  • King Edward Medical University , 2005 , Lahore , Punjab, Paksitan


  • University of Connecticut , 2006 , Farmington , CT


  • The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital , 2008 , Hartford , CT


  • The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital , 2009 , Hartford , CT

Philosophy of Care

It is indeed a great privilege to be able to bring the joy of play, curiosity and passion not just into our learning about children and adolescents, but also in our teaching. We hope to foster exceptional clinical skills and thoughtful inquiry in the next generation of child and adolescent psychiatrists, in order to provide the best care for our patients.


Dr. Zheala Qayyum is the medical director of the Emergency Psychiatry Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a medical educator. She is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and consultation liaison psychiatry. She received her master’s degree in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. "You Really Never Forget It!" Psychiatry Trainee Supervision Needs and Supervisor Experiences Following the Suicide of a Patient. Acad Psychiatry. 2021 Feb 11. View abstract
  2. Recommendations for Effectively Supporting Psychiatry Trainees Following a Patient Suicide. Acad Psychiatry. 2021 Feb 02. View abstract
  3. Effectiveness and Safety of Ketamine for Unipolar Depression: a Systematic Review. Psychiatr Q. 2020 12; 91(4):1147-1192. View abstract
  4. Intentions vs. Experiences: Opening the Door to Fundamental Conversations About Diversity, Intersectionality, and Race. Acad Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 29. View abstract
  5. Comparing the Effectiveness of a Guide Booklet to Simulation-Based Training for Management of Acute Agitation. Psychiatr Q. 2019 12; 90(4):861-869. View abstract
  6. Identify, Engage, Understand: Supporting Transgender Youth in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Psychiatr Q. 2019 09; 90(3):601-612. View abstract
  7. BIOnIC: a classification system to effectively incorporate mobile applications in the psychiatric treatment of children and adolescents. Transl Behav Med. 2019 01 01; 9(1):184-185. View abstract
  8. Fairy Tales and Psychiatry: a Psychiatry Residency's Experience Using Fairy Tales and Related Literary Forms to Highlight Theoretical and Clinical Concepts in Childhood Development. Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Feb; 43(1):114-118. View abstract
  9. Social Media Use, Friendship Quality, and the Moderating Role of Anxiety in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Sep; 47(9):2805-2813. View abstract
  10. Ketamine as a Treatment for Adolescent Depression: A Case Report. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 04; 56(4):352-354. View abstract
  11. Peduncular psychosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Aug 10; 2016. View abstract
  12. Reduction of Aggressive Episodes After Repeated Transdermal Nicotine Administration in a Hospitalized Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Sep; 45(9):3061-6. View abstract
  13. Varieties of misdiagnosis in ASD: an illustrative case series. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Apr; 45(4):911-8. View abstract
  14. Patient-provider communication over social media: perspectives of adolescents with psychiatric illness. Health Expect. 2016 Feb; 19(1):112-20. View abstract