Lukshmi Puttanniah, M.D., received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, specializing in Neurobiology and Behavior, from Cornell University. While an undergraduate, she completed research on childhood development and behavioral disorders. She received her M.D. from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (the medical honor society) and also received the John Metcalf Polk Prize and the Glasgow-Rubin Memorial Citation for her high academic standing as a medical student.

Dr. Puttanniah completed her residency training in General Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Payne Whitney Clinic, in New York, NY. She then completed advanced residency training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine in New York, NY, which included training at the NYU Child Study Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center. During her final year of training at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Puttanniah served as chief resident.


Dr. Puttanniah currently has a private practice, by appointment only, in Englewood, NJ. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. Dr. Puttanniah has a strong interest in teaching and has been involved in teaching and supervising medical students, psychiatry residents, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, and psychology trainees. She previously taught a course on disruptive behavior and sociopathy in children and adolescents to undergraduate students at New York University College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Puttanniah also has a strong interest in child mental health advocacy and education of other professionals. She has given educational talks to pediatricians, other mental health professionals, and child advocacy agencies.

Dr. Puttanniah is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Assocation and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.