Melissa Dubroff, MD
Melissa Dubroff (she/her/hers) grew up in upstate New York and developed an early affinity for The Green Mountains on family ski trips to Vermont. She returned to those mountains regularly as an Alpine ski racer in high school and college. She attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts as an undergraduate and then moved to New York City to attend medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following medical school, she completed an Internship in Medicine and Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan before returning to Columbia for her Residency in General Psychiatry and then her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.
Upon completion of her training, Dr. Dubroff held positions as an attending psychiatrist at Columbia University and The New York State Psychiatric Institute. For five years she oversaw teams of clinicians providing care for hospitalized patients and supervised Columbia medical students and residents in psychiatry. During her time working at the hospital, Dr. Dubroff maintained a small private practice in New York City.
Since 2005, she has been working exclusively in private practice in Bronxville, New York where she treats patients of all ages and a range of diagnoses. She has been providing continuous care for young people since the inception of her practice, and this continuity has enabled her to see the impact of mental illness on development and across the stages of the life cycle. Additionally, as Bronxville is home to a small, liberal arts college, Dr. Dubroff has gained extensive experience working with college-aged individuals encountering the challenges of this transition from childhood to adulthood and independence.
Dr. Dubroff is married to an avid hiker, and he and their three grown children are all Adirondack Forty-Sixers. When their oldest child matriculated at Middlebury College in Vermont, their family began spending more time in Vermont and comparing the relative merits of The Greens vs. The ‘Dacks. In 2015, the family found a home in Charlotte, Vermont, from where they can see and access both the Adirondacks and The Green Mountains. Dr. Dubroff and her husband now split their time between New York and Vermont, and Dr. Dubroff maintains her practice in New York in addition to working with True North Wilderness. She enjoys running, hiking and skiing, although she has mostly traded in her Alpine skis for Nordic ones. She now only races in attempt to keep up with her family’s beloved dog who is swift-footed and drawn to the distances by squirrels and her wandering soul.