I am a Cornell and Columbia trained psychiatrist who helps people with psychiatric and life problems live more meaningful and satisfying lives. My approach is to first do a thorough evaluation, from a variety of perspectives, to form a diagnostic impression, then to work with you to find a treatment plan that best fits your situation and goals. This usually involves finding the right psychotherapy (such as psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, or supportive), and when necessary, medication.
I have experience treating patients with depression, bipolar disorder, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, as well as troubles with work, relationships, identity, and LGBT-related concerns. These diagnoses serve only as a guide. My goals is not to place you in a box, but to understand your unique situation.
Lastly, I do not accept insurance directly. However, many insurances will reimburse for out of network physicians. I will provide you with the information you need to obtain reimbursement, depending on your insurance carier's policies.
Medical School - Columbia University
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry
Columbia University, Master's in Public Health
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Bachelor's)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Awards and Publications
Section editor, DSM-5 Clinical Cases: Case approach to understanding the diagnostic criteria. Edited by Barnhill JW, Kupfer DJ, Regier DA, American Psychiatric Publishing, in press
Raad R and Appelbaum PS. Mental Institutions, commitment to. Forthcoming in Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 4th Edition
Raad R and Appelbaum PS. Consensual versus coercive treatment for mental illness: new manifestations of an old dilemma. in press.
Raad R and Appelbaum PS. Relationships between medicine and industry: approaches to the problem of conflicts of interest. Annual Review of Medicine. 2012;63:465-77
Raad R and Makari G. Samuel Tuke's Description of the Retreat. American Journal of Psychiatry 2010;167;8:898
Raad R and Appelbaum PS. The capacity to vote of persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services 2009;60:624-8
Whitman G and Raad R. Bending the Productivity Curve: why America leads the world in medical innovation. Cato Institute Policy Analysis #654. November 18, 2009. http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa654.pdf
Raad R. Evaluating Sources of Clinical Knowledge. Virtual Mentor 2008;10;3:154-7
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry