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Professional Statement

  • Stephan J. Quentzel, M.D., M.A. feels blessed to be a caregiver.
  • Dr. Quentzel is triple board certified in psychiatry, family medicine and holistic medicine, and he practices with a comprehensive view of the patient. As Medical Director of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, where he provides clinical management of a unified bio-psycho-musical service geared to the health needs of musicians, and as a private practitioner, all in NYC, he employs an “all things are connected” strategy.
  • Within clinical psychiatry, Stephan Quentzel specializes in psychopharmacology, supportive psychotherapies and lifestyle change, holistic care, psychosomatic and mind-body medicine, brain health, addiction treatment, women’s mental health, and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Dr. Quentzel functions as well to frequently teach psychiatrists to pursue best practices approaches to mental health care.
  • Stephan Quentzel appears on many television news broadcasts, is known to radio and internet audiences across the country, and is published and referenced in a myriad of periodicals. He has given close to 2000 public presentations and medical lectures.
  • As Co-Founder and President of the organization GotoHealth!, Dr. Quentzel looks to educate the public on a broad spectrum of physical, mental and social health concerns.
  • Stephan Quentzel is assistant clinical professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Beth Israel Medical Center, and he is a senior clinician connected to the Continuum Center for Health and Healing. He graduated from the University of Illinois with the degrees of M.D. and M.A. in health policy.
  • Dr. Quentzel considers it a remarkable privilege to be a physician, he believes in a humanistic practice of medicine/psychiatry, and he hopes that he makes a difference.


  • Medical School - University of Illinois
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Institute for Family Health, Residency in Urban Family Practice

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Awards and Publications

  • Arnold Winston, MD Award - for excellence as psychiatry resident
  • Citation for Outstanding Service to Graduate Medical Education
  • Mead Johnson Awards for Graduate Education
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Journal of Women’s Health - "Managing Depression in Primary Care"
  • Clinical Psychiatry News - "Should the Patient Take the Lead in the Treatment of Depression?”
  • Mental Health News - “Pregnant and Troubled Teens: A New Approach”
  • Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives - "The Case of Paula: Music Psychotherapy with a Musician
  • Psychosomatics - "Aggressive Lithium Treatment for Mania in a Hemodialysis Patient with End Stage Renal Disease"
  • Music and Medicine - "An Integrative Bio-Psycho-Musical Assessment Model for the Treatment of Musicians"
  • Business and Health - "Experimental Treatment: Who Pays?"
  • Allegro - "Duet for Music and Medicine"
  • Music, the Breath & Health: Advances in Integrative Music Therapy - "Music and Breath: Future Implications

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Music and Medicine

Language Spoken

  • English