Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. David Rube joined Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the Memorial Physician Group as medical director of child and adolescent psychiatry in February 2016. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Miami, Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University. He previously served as clinical director of the New York City Children’s Center/Queens Campus and Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center, an inpatient/outpatient treatment facility of New York State Office of Mental Health. He simultaneously held academic appointments at Columbia University and Hofstra University. Prior to that, Dr. Rube served as both associate director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Wright State University School of Medicine and director of psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
After relocating to Florida with his family in February 2014, Dr. Rube took a position at the Miami VA Healthcare System’s Broward Health Clinic in Sunrise, Florida. He also worked in private practice in child and adolescent psychiatry in North Miami Beach and Boca Raton. Over the span of his career, Dr. Rube has earned national and local recognition as an outstanding teacher. In May 2016, Dr. Rube was inducted as a Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association.
The challenges facing our youth today are enormous. Dr. Rube works with young people who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and the behavioral health issues of children and adolescents with complex medical issues. He also has expertise working with children and adolescents with ADHD. He offers a comprehensive assessment of the child, the family and the school as needed. His treatment approach is eclectic and evidenced based together with psychopharmacology.