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Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Albano is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Director of the Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. Albano has devoted her career to the study of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. profile
Shannon Bennett, Ph.D.
Dr. Bennett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian, where she co-directs the Pediatric OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Bennett specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, tic disorders, and related conditions in children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Bennett's clinical research and training efforts focus on improving the efficacy and access to cognitive behavioral treatment approaches for youth with anxiety and associated impairments. profile
Francis Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Lee is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry, and Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lee's main area of research is in basic molecular, neural mechanisms that are relevant to neuropsychiatric disorders. profile
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Dr. Pardes is Executive Vice Chairman of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Board of Trustees, is a supporter and champion of biomedical research. From January 2000 through September 2011 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has received the United States Army Commendation Medal. profile
Moira Rynn, M.D.
Dr. Rynn is the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Medical Director of The Columbia University Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research Clinic and Director of the Children's Day Unit and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Service at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Rynn's research interests include examining pharmacological interventions for anxiety and mood disorders and adaptations of interpersonal therapy for adolescents with mood disorders. profile
David Shaffer, M.D., FRCP, F.R.C.
Dr. Shaffer has a long-standing interest in developing new diagnostic instruments for children and adolescents and is a world expert in teen suicide. Dr. Shaffer is the Irving Philips Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. profile
Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Simpson is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Simpson's research focuses on translating scientific advances into superior treatments for individuals who suffer from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and related disorders. profile
John Walkup, M.D.
Dr. Walkup is Professor of Psychiatry, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, Vice Chair of Psychiatry, and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Walkup has specific expertise in Tourette syndrome and anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. He also has expertise in the conditions that commonly co-occur, including mood disorders and psychotic disorders. profile
Philip Wilner, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Wilner is Vice President and Medical Director for Behavioral Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Wilner is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Physician Executives. profile