Leah Susser, M.D.




Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College

Description of Practice

Dr. Leah Susser is a reproductive psychiatrist at Weill Cornell with private practices in White Plains, NY and on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. She trained in women's mental health at the Payne Whitney Women's Program at Weill Cornell, where she now educates residents in reproductive psychiatry. She is available for psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and/or consultation.  

Services Offered

• Reproductive psychiatry (mental health concerns related to prepregnancy planning, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, loss, and the menstrual cycle)
• General adult psychiatry
• Psychopharmacology
• Psychotherapy
• Consultation  

Areas of Research

Reproductive psychiatry

Professional Education

• B.A., Colgate University, summa cum laude
• M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
• Psychiatry residency training, Weill Cornell/NYPH


• Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2016
• Association of Women Psychiatrists Fellowship Award, 2016
• Award, Perinatal Mental Health Conference, 2015
• Selected as OB/GYN Interest Group Co-Leader, Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2009-2010
• Summa Cum Laude, Colgate University, 2007
• Honors in Molecular Biology, Colgate University, 2007
• The Valentine Piotrow German Prize, Colgate University, 2007 and 2004
• Phi Beta Kappa (Honor Society) Membership, Colgate University, 2007
• Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society), Colgate University, 2007
• Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honor Society), Colgate University, 2007
• The Milhomme International Scholarship, Colgate University, 2006
• The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Colgate University, Fall 2003, Fall 2004-Spring 2007
• Charles A. Dana Scholar, Colgate University, 2004
• Phi Eta Sigma (Honor Society) Membership, Colgate University, 2004  


Susser LC, Sansone SA, Hermann AD, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Depression in Pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2016, doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2016.07.011.
Susser LC. Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Discontinuation Symptoms. The American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal 2014; 9: 11-13.
Faupel-Badger J, Ginsburg E, Fleming J, Susser L, Doucet T and Vonderhaar B. 16-kDa Prolactin Reduces Angiogenesis, but Not Growth of Human Breast Cancer Tumors in Vivo. Hormones and Cancer 2010; 1: 71-79.

Susser LC, Hermann A. Menstrual Psychosis – A Case of Estrogen Withdrawal Psychosis. American Psychiatric Association 169th Annual Meeting 2016.
Altemus M, Bergink V, Hermann A, Miller L, Susser L. OCD with Absent Insight: The Implications of the DSM-V for Postpartum OCD. 2nd Biennial Perinatal Mental Health Conference 2015.
Burrone MS, Susser L, Abeldano A, Lucchese M, Enders J, Alvardo R, Valencia E, Fernandez R. Validación del Cuestionario General de Salud (GHQ-12) en consultantes adultos al primer nivel de atención en Córdoba, Argentina. IX Congreso Argentino De Salud Mental 2015.
Susser LC, Broderick L, Penzner JB. The Implications of Technology and Social Media on Psychiatric Diagnosis, Access to Treatment, and Outcome: Six Case Examples. American Psychiatric Association 168th Annual Meeting 2015, p 181.
Susser LC, Penzner JB. Texting Goodbye: Has Mobile Technology Replaced Paper Suicide Notes? American Psychiatric Association 167th Annual Meeting 2014, p 157.
Chen Q, Espey M, Sun A, Susser L, Krishan M, Shacter E, Beuttner G, Levine M. Ascorbic Acid in Pharmacologic Concentrations Selectively Kills Cancer Cells. FASEB J. 2007; 21: 1b405.

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Office Locations: 
• 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605
• 315 East 62nd Street, 5th floor, NY, NY 10065 
Phone: (914) 997-5750 
Appointment Scheduling:  Call (914) 997-5750
Insurances Accepted: None, except NYPH/Weill Cornell employee insurances (Weill Cornell Aetna PPO, NYPH BCBS, Rockefeller CoreSource). However, bills can be submitted to your insurance company for out of network reimbursement