Melissa L. Ozga, DO

About Me

I am a board-certified psychiatrist with specialized training in treating people who are medically ill. I work with patients, couples, and their families, providing them with individually tailored interventions. I have a special interest in the impact of cancer on women and their mental health. Cancer can affect a woman’s life in ways that are specific to women, such as self-image, identity, fertility, hormonal and sexual dysfunction. It can also affect them in general ways, such as depression, anxiety, adjustment to life with disease, and survivorship.

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My research activities will focus on developing interventions to improve psychosocial outcomes and quality of life in women with gynecologic cancers. I work very closely with women whose lives have been affected by cancer and serve as the psychiatric liaison to Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Gynecologic Oncology Disease Management Team. I am also an Instructor in the the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and have an integral role in the training of fellows, residents, and medical students.

I am currently a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the International Association for Women’s Mental Health.

  • Clinical Expertise: Psychiatric and Psychological Care of the Medically Ill and Their Families
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residencies: St. Vincent's Hospital Medical Center (New York)
  • Fellowships: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Psychiatry

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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