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Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry
Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Certification in Adult Psychiatry

Scott Permesly, MD completed five years of Psychiatry training at Harvard University at All Children’s Hospital and at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. His training focused on developmental stages of the individual and the impact of life’s experience. His thirty-five plus years experience has included work with children, adolescents, and adults in hospital and out-patient settings. This has included positions as a medical director of psychiatric facilities, and in academic settings such as Princeton University and the Ringling College of Art and Design as well as serving as a consultant in child-focused agencies such as Eckerd Youth Foundation and The Florida Center. Dr. Permesly provides assessments and serves as an expert witness for the Court. He provides services for PRN/IPN of Florida.



Amherst College: A.B. cum laude
Tufts University School of Medicine: MD
Harvard University School of Medicine:
Residency, Child Psychiatry:
Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Residency, Child Psychiatry:
Judge Baker Guidance Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Residency, Adult Psychiatry:
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Chief Resident:
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Boston, Massachusetts


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate in Psychiatry:
American Board of Child Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate in Child Psychiatry:
American Psychiatric Association
Buprenorphine Treatment and Opioid Addiction


Private Practice – Child and Adult Psychiatry,
Sarasota, Florida
Psychiatric Consultant:
The Florida Center for Child & Family Development-Child Development Center
Sarasota, Florida
Psychiatric Consultant:
Camelot Community Care, Inc.
Sarasota, Florida
Psychiatric Consultant:
Ringling School of Art and Design
Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

35 Years Experience

Dr. Permesly is Board Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. He has limited his practice to the out-patient setting where he provides a thorough assessment and develops a complete treatment plan. He is concerned not only about the individual but also the patient’s family.

Dr. Permesly’s extensive training and understanding of the medical model allows him to balance his impressive clinical skills with understanding of providing medication to augment other forms of treatment particularly in areas of severe mental illness and addictive disorders. An understanding of the biochemistry of the brain and the benefits of both psychotherapy and medication management have been prevalent in his continued studies and practice. It is the balance between these modalities that provides optimum growth.


Past Postions

Sarasota, Florida, Medical Director

Coastal Recovery Community Mental Health Centers, Inc., Sarasota, Florida
Adolescent Unit Coastal Recovery Centers Crisis Stabilization Unit,
Sarasota, Florida, Eckerd Family Youth Foundation, Wilderness Camps, Brooksville & Floral City, Florida, Charter Hospital of Bradenton, Bradenton, Florida

Psychiatric Consultant: Manatee Children’s Center, Bradenton, Florida
YMCA Programs, Kalish House, Character House, TLP, Sarasota, Florida
Staff Psychiatrist: Sunshine Behavioral Health Services, Sarasota, Florida. Bayside Center for Behavioral Health, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida

Clearwater, Florida, Medical Director

Bay Harbor Child and Adolescent In-Patient Services, Largo, Florida
Medfield Center Hospital, Child and Adolescent Program, Clearwater, Florida
Eckerd Family Youth Foundation Wilderness Camps, Brooksville &
Floral City, Florida
Medical Director: Psychotherapy Associates, Clearwater, Florida
Psychiatrist Consultant: Camelot Care Residential Treatment Program
Camelot Care Twig Benders Therapeutic Pre-School
Staff Psychiatrist:
Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Florida
Largo Medical Center, Largo, Florida
Private practice:
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University Physician and Psychiatrist, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Staff Psychiatrist:

Morris Hall Rehabilitation Center, Morristown, New Jersey The Princeton House, Princeton, New Jersey

Private practice:
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry

Boston, Massachusetts, Clinical Instructor

Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University
Assistant Medical Director: Westwood Lodge Hospital, Westwood, Massachusetts
Psychiatric Consultant: Lancaster School for Girls
Staff psychiatrist: Boston University Juvenile Delinquency Program
Private practice: Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry

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