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Professional Statement

  • 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)

Board Certifications

  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry

Language Spoken

  • English