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Suzanne Garfinkle, M.D.

Suzanne Garfinkle, M.D.


Articles by Suzanne Garfinkle, M.D.

  • bio

    Suzanne Garfinkle, M.D., M.Sc., is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan and the founding director of the Academy for Medicine and the Humanities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A lifelong New Yorker, she received a B.A. in English from Amherst College, an M.Sc. in theoretical psychoanalysis from University College London, and an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has taught in the Narrative Medicine program at Columbia and has had fellowships with the Folger Shakespeare Library, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Association for Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. Dr. Garfinkle enjoys lecturing and has addressed many academic, professional, and general audiences on topics in parenting and in the humanities, including feeding children, food and literature, and sibling rivalry.