Alison Hermann, MD




Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry

Clinical Appointments/Hospital Affiliation

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine

Description of Practice/Services Offered

General Adult and Reproductive Psychiatry, including consultations, medication management, and individual psychotherapy (CBT, IPT, supportive psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy) 

Areas of Research

Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Pediatrics, Reproductive Psychiatry Education

Professional Education

  • MD from SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn 1977
  • General Residency Training at Columbia University Medical Center-New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Fellowship in Women’s Mental Health at Columbia University Medical Center

Credentials/Board Certification

NY State Medical License 256329
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Diplomate

Honors / Awards

2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching by the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center Psychiatry Residents
2008 APA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychiatry at SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn


  1. Sheldon SB, Pettigrew DB, Hermann AD, Zhou W, Sullivan PM, Crutcher KA, Strauss KI: A simple, efficient tool for assessment of mice after unilateral parietal cortex injury. J Neurosci Meth 2008; 168: 431-442.
  2. Susser LC, Sansone SA, Hermann AD: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Depression in Pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec;215(6):722-730.
  3. Susser LC, Hermann AD: Protection against hormone-mediated mood symptoms. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Dec 16 [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Osborne LM, Hermann AD, Burt V, Driscoll K, Fitelson E, Meltzer-Brody S, Murphy Barzilay E, Nagle-Yang S, Miller L: Reproductive Psychiatry: The Gap Between Clinical Need and Education. AJP-15-06-0837 (October 2015 issue).
  1. 2012 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Workshops
    • Making the Most of your Chief Year: Chief Residents Forum
    • “Maybe you should see someone?”: The challenges of referring resident colleagues to mental health and substance treatment
  2. 2013 Perinatal Mental Health Meeting: Optimizing Maternal Treatment To Improve Infant Outcomes
    • Perinatal psychiatry in the next generation: Toward a unified approach to women’s mental health fellowships
  3. 2014 Postpartum Support International Conference
    • Split Loyalties: Caring for pregnant women who have severe mental illness, violence, and substance abuse
  4. 2015 Perinatal Mental Health Meeting: Translational Research in Perinatal Mental Health: Laboratory to Bedside to Community Practice (abstracts submitted for acceptance)
    • Reproductive Psychiatry Education: Toward a National Curriculum
    • OCD with Absent Insight: The Implications of the DSM-V for Postpartum OCD
  5. 2016 AADPRT Annual Meeting: Passionate and Wise: Inspiring Dedication, Retaining Humanity • Reproductive Psychiatry: What is it and why must we teach it?
Extramural Professional Responsibilities:
  1. Journal Reviews:
    • Comprehensive Psychiatry, 2012
  2. Invited Lectures:
    • Brooklyn Defender Services, 2016
    • Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Practice, 2016
  3. Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers:
    • New York State Supreme Court Indictment # 02149/2012, Lisette Bamenga, 2016
    • Illinois House Bill 1764, MITIGATION-POST-PARTUM DEPRESS, 2017

_ Contact_____________________________________________________________________

Phone: 646-962-2820 
Fax: 646-962-0175