Felissa Goldstein, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Felissa Goldstein, M.D. joined Marcus Autism Center in 2006 as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Dr. Goldstein first moved to Atlanta, Ga. during her early adolescent years. She then left to go to Goucher College in Baltimore. In 1995, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Goucher College. After graduation, she spent two years doing neuroanatomy research in biomedical sciences at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. While there, she researched the effects of vinblastine on neonatal rat axoplasmic transport.
In 1997 Dr. Goldstein entered medical school at the Medical College of Ohio. During medical school she conducted research on quality management in the pediatric intensive care unit. After graduating from medical school in 2001, she relocated to Lexington, Ky. to do her postgraduate medical education at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She completed a residency in general psychiatry and then a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Her interest in adults and children with developmental disabilities began while treating several patients with developmental disabilities during her residency and fellowship. During her fellowship, she evaluated the effectiveness of the spirituality assessment form used by Daniel’s Care, Pediatric Hospice Care for Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Dr. Goldstein enjoys working with children of all ages. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children presented with a wide variety of behavioral and psychological problems. She has a special interest in providing treatment for psychiatric disorders presenting in children with severe or life-threatening medical illness and children with developmental disorders. She also has had a long standing interest in pediatric palliative medicine and issues related to death and dying. Her research interests include spirituality in pediatric palliative medicine, developmental disorders in children and bereavement in children and adolescents.
She relocated back to Atlanta with her husband in August of 2006.
Published and accepted research articles
Goldstein, F., N.L. Chiaia, and R.W. Rhoades. 1999. “Effects of Neonatal Attenuation of Axoplasmic Flow or Transection of the Rat’s Infraorbital Nerve on the Morphology of Individual Trigeminal Primary Afferent’s Terminals in the Brainstem.” Experimental Neurology, 156: 283-293
Fjorentina A., M. E. Stachura, F. Goldstein, W. F. Lawless, L. Tung and E. Astapova. 2010. “An Economic Framework for the use of Telehealth Systems in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Med-e-Tel, Luxembourg.
Goldstein, F., N.L. Chiaia, and R.W. Rhoades. 1997. “Effects of Neonatal Nerve Transection and Axoplasmic Transport Blockade on Trigeminal Primary Afferent Organization in Rat.” 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 23: 1694.
Zhang, S., F. Goldstein, N.L. Chiaia, and R.W. Rhoades. 1996 “Morphology of Trigeminal Primary Afferent Axons After Blockade of Axoplasmic Transport During Postnatal Development.” 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 22: 33.
Zhang, S., F. Goldstein, N.L. Chiaia, and R.W. Rhoades. 1996.“ Morphology of Trigeminal Primary Afferent Axons After Blockade of Axoplasmic Transport During Postnatal Development, Poster Presentation, 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 1996
Goldstein, F. 2006. “Examining the Spiritual Assessment Used In Daniel's Care at Hospice of the Bluegrass: Is It Time For a Change?” Senior Resident Research Day, Department of Psychiatry University of Kentucky.
Goldstein, F., 2006. “Examining the Spiritual Assessment Used In Daniel's Care at Hospice of the Bluegrass: Is It Time For a Change?” Hospice of the Bluegrass Research Committee, Hospice of the Bluegrass,
Goldstein. F., 2006 “Examining the Spiritual Assessment Used In Daniel's Care at Hospice of the Bluegrass: Is It Time For a Change?” Hospice of the Bluegrass Chaplains, Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Goldstein, F. Book Review of Developmental Disabilities From Childhood to Adulthood: What Works for Psychiatrists in Community and Institutional Settings for The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry: April 2012.
- Guest Speaker, Telehealth: How It Helped One Family Face Autism, Marcus Autism Center Grand Rounds, 2012
- Guest Speaker, Using Telehealth To Help Children with Developmental Disabilities, Marcus Autism Summer Institute, 2012
- Guest Speaker, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism, Georgia's 2012 EMS-C Conference, 2012
- Presenter and Organizer, Thoughtleader meeting: Using Telemedicine for Diagnosis and Evaluation of Children with Autism, 2012
- Guest Speaker, Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Georgia Psychological Association, 2012
- Guest Speaker, Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology,” Marcus Autism Center Behavior Treatment Center, 2012
- Guest Speaker, “Abuse and Developmental Disabilities,” 11th Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, 2011
- Guest Speaker, “Telemedicine in the Treatment of Developmental Disabilities,” Pediatrics Special Interest Group American Telemedicine Association Monthly Phone Call Meeting, 2011
- Panel Presenter, “Successful Telemental Health Applications in Diverse Institutional Settings, “ American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting, 2011
- FAS Lunch and Learn, “Telemedicine and Child Psychiatry at Marcus,” Marcus Autism Center, 2011
- Guest Telemedicine Speaker, Ware County Support Group, Ware County, GA, 2011
- Guest Speaker, “Bereavement,” Gwinnett County School System Psychologists, Atlanta, 2011
- Panel Presenter, “Telepsychiatry: Seamless Integration into the Full Spectrum of Mental Health Services, “ Georgia Partnership for Telehealth Annual Conference, 2011
- Guest Speaker, “Autism and Abuse,” Child Protection Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 2011
- Guest Speaker, “Autism: Celebrating the Highs and Surviving the Lows,” Educational Conference on Autism, Marcus Autism Center, 2010
- Guest Speaker, “Children with Complex Issues,” Newton County Sheriff’s Department, 2010
- Guest Speaker, “Marcus Autism Center,” Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta CME Meeting, 2010
- Workshop Presenter, “Parenting a Child with Complex Issues,” Ties That Bind Conference, 2010
- Guest Speaker, “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism,” Sandersville, GA, 2010
- Guest Speaker, “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism,” Neighbor to Family Foster Care Agency, 2010
- Workshop Presenter, “Psychiatric Medications for Commonly Diagnosed Disorders” Georgia International Dyslexia Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2010
- Guest Speaker, “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism,” Babies Can’t Wait Early Intervention Program Lecture Series, 2010
Felissa P. Goldstein, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Marcus Autism Center
1920 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4010