Alison D. Hermann, M.D.

Alison Hermann

Dr. Alison Hermann, MD is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College as well as an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist in the Emergency Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  She maintains a clinical practice in General Adult Psychiatry and Reproductive Psychiatry and is open for consultations, psychotherapy, and medication management.

Dr. Hermann began her training in the basic neurosciences, earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology at The Ohio State University and subsequently working as a full-time research assistant in translational neurotrauma at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery.  She went on to receive her medical degree at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, where she graduated with Distinction in Neuroscience and was recognized with the American Psychiatric Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychiatry. 

Dr. Hermann completed her internship and residency training at Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute.  There she pursued additional intensive psychotherapy training in multiple modalities including interpersonal psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, brief dynamic psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy.  Dr. Hermann served as Chief Resident in her final year of residency.  Following residency, Dr. Hermann completed fellowship training in Reproductive Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center where she gained experience treating psychiatric illness throughout the reproductive life cycle and in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

Dr. Hermann believes in an integrative, collaborative approach to treating psychiatric illness and prefers to view psychopathology through a developmental perspective.  She appreciates the integral connections between mind and body as well as between individuals and the social network within which they live.  For these reasons, her evaluations include a thorough assessment of biological, psychological, and social contributors to active symptomatology and, when appropriate, include collaboration with other healthcare providers. When making treatment recommendations, she takes a great deal of care to consider the personal preferences of her clients and is sensitive to cultural factors that may influence these preferences.  She believes in a comprehensive approach to psychiatric treatment, including complimentary and alternative medicine approaches as well as more traditional psychotherapy, medication, and behavioral wellness strategies.

For an appointment with Dr. Hermann, please call (212)821-0759.