Zeynep Altun, MD, PhD

Psychiatry (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Psychotic Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Languages: Turkish
Office Phone: (212) 305-6001


Dr. Altun graduated cum laude from Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School and completed her residency in Neurology in Turkey. Subsequently, she finished her Ph.D. in cellular Neuroscience in Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in neurogenetics in Columbia University, she completed her psychiatry residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) while continuing her work in basic neuroscience of a genetic model organism writing the definitive atlas for its neuroanatomy. She did her fellowship in emergency psychiatry in Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital between 2007-2008. Dr Altun worked as the attending psychiatrist of the Bellevue Hospital ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) team caring for the underserved, severely mentally ill community between 2008-2016. She continues to work in Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia campus as an attending psychiatrist where besides her clinical work she has been training medical students and physicians-in-training. She also continues her work as a neuroscientist/neuroanatomist at AECOM. At Columbia Doctors Midtown Dr. Altun sees adult patients for diagnostic evaluations and medication management combined with therapy tailored to the needs of individual patients. Her expertise covers psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, emergency psychiatry and insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Beacon Health (Behavioral Health)]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]


UnitedHealthcare [Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan]


Istanbul University Medical School

Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
Suite 340
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-6001

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry