Anna Dickerman, M.D.

Psychiatry
Anna Dickerman

Dr.Anna Dickerman is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to her academic and hospital clinical responsibilities, she maintains an active private practice in psychiatry and psychotherapy. She treats a wide range of conditions, with an individualized and integrated approach that incorporates psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology as needed.

Dr. Dickerman attended Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude with highest honors in field. Following her undergraduate studies, she received her M.D. degree at The New York University School of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weil Cornell Medical Center, where she received the Payne Whitney Faculty Council Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Consultation Psychiatry Department Trainee Award. Following her residency, Dr. Dickerman completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center. She also completed psychoanalytic fellowships at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is a recipient of the William L. Webb Fellowship Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Dickerman has been published on a broad variety of topics in Psychiatry, including papers on subjects ranging from thyroid testing in psychiatric patients to the management of depression in palliative care. She has written or cowritten textbook chapters on psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality disorders, somatic symptom disorders, psycho-oncology and HIV Psychiatry. She presented aspects of the new DSM-V diagnostic system at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meetings in 2013 and 2014. Dr. Dickerman has been selected as a member of the Scientific Program Committee of the American Psychiatric Association. She is also an editorial board member of Psychodynamic Psychiatry, the official journal of The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry.

To schedule an appointment, call (212) 746-3529.

Publications

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Dickerman A.L., Barnhill J.W. Abnormal Thyroid Function Tests in Psychiatric Patients: A Red Herring?  American Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 169:127-133.

Breitbart W., Dickerman A.L. Assessment and management of depression in palliative care. In: UpToDate, Basow DS (Ed.), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2013.

Dickerman A.L., Alfonso C.A. Words Apart: The Challenge of Using Interpreters in Psychodynamic Psychiatry. Psychodynamic Psychiatry 2014 (in press).

Book chapters and Study Guides

Breitbart W., Dickerman A.L. Fatigue and H.I.V. In: Comprehensive Textbook of A.I.D.S. Psychiatry, Cohen M.A. and Gorman J.M. (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, 2008.

Dickerman A.L., Breitbart W., Chochinov H. Palliative Care and Spiritual Care of Persons with H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. In: Comprehensive Textbook of A.I.D.S. Psychiatry, Cohen M.A. and Gorman J.M. (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, 2008.

Editorial assistant, Auchincloss E.L. and Samberg E. (Eds.) Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2012.

Section editor and contributing author, Barnhill J., Kupfer D., Regier D. (Eds.) D.S.M.-V Clinical Cases, American Psychiatric Publishing Press, Washington D.C., 2013.

Senior contributing author, Muskin P. (Ed.) Study Guide to Psychiatry: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 6th ed., 2nd ed., American Psychiatric Publishing Press, Washington D.C. (in press, expected early 2014).

Dickerman A.L., Auchincloss E.L. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In: Contemporary Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Tinsley T., Lease S.H., Wiersma N.S.G. (Eds.), Sage Publications, (in preparation, expected 2014).

Contributing author, Muskin P. (Ed.) Study Guide Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, 2nd ed., American Psychiatric Publishing Press, Washington D.C. (in press, expected 2014).

Dickerman A.L., Muskin P. Somatic Symptom Disorders (working title). In: Merritt’s Neurology, 13th ed., Rowland L.P. and Pedley T.A. (Eds.), Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (in preparation, expected 2014).

Breitbart W., Dickerman A.L. Fatigue and H.I.V. In: Comprehensive Textbook of A.I.D.S. Psychiatry: A Paradigm for Integrated Care, 2nd ed. Cohen M.A., Gorman J.M., Jacobson J.M., Volberding P., Letendre S. (Eds.), Oxford University Press (in preparation, expected 2014).

Cohen M.A., Forstein M., Dickerman A. Training in H.I.V. Psychiatry. In: Comprehensive Textbook of A.I.D.S. Psychiatry: A Paradigm for Integrated Care, 2nd ed. Cohen M.A., Gorman J.M., Jacobson J.M., Volberding P., Letendre S. (Eds.), Oxford University Press (in preparation, expected 2014).

Goforth H.W., Cohen M.A., Khalife S., Hurtado A., Dickerman A. Distress in Persons with H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. In: Comprehensive Textbook of A.I.D.S. Psychiatry: A Paradigm for Integrated Care, 2nd ed. Cohen M.A., Gorman J.M., Jacobson J.M., Volberding P., Letendre S. (Eds.), Oxford University Press (in preparation, expected 2014).

Dickerman A.L., Breitbart B., Chochinov H. Palliative Care and Spiritual Care of Persons with H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. In: Comprehensive Textbook of A.I.D.S. Psychiatry: A Paradigm for Integrated Care, 2nd ed. Cohen M.A., Gorman J.M., Jacobson J.M., Volberding P., Letendre S. (Eds.), Oxford University Press (in preparation, expected 2014).

Barnhill J.W., Dickerman A.L. D.S.M.-5 and Psychiatric Disorders and Cancer. In: Psycho-Oncology, 3rd ed. Holland J.C., Breitbart W.S., Jacobsen P.B., Lederberg M.S., Loscalzo M.J., McCorkle, R., (Eds.), Oxford University Press (in preparation, expected late 2014/early 2015).

Honors and Awards

2004 Radcliffe Fellowship, Harvard College
 
2005 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, Harvard College
 
2005 Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College
          Highest Honors in Field
 
2008 Alpha Omega Alpha , New York University School of Medicine
 
2011 The Nathaniel Wharton Fund Best Paper Award, The Society for Liaison Psychiatry
 
2012 Recipient, The Columbia Psychoanalytic Fellowship, The Columbia University Center  for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
 
2012 William L. Webb Fellowship Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
 
2013 Recipient, The American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship, The American Psychoanalytic Association
 
2013 Consultation Psychiatry Department Trainee Award, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
 
2013 Payne Whitney Faculty Council Award for Excellence in Teaching, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
 
2013 Recipient, Editorial Board Fellowship, Psychodynamic Psychiatry
 
2014 Selected as Member, Scientific Program Committee, American Psychiatric Association