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Gender: Male
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Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
315 East 62nd Street, 5th Flr
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-2820
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Personal Statement

Brendon O. Watson, M.D. is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  His clinical practice focuses on a combination of pharmacologic therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy for a range of disorders and difficulties

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Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • General Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Dysthymia
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Relationship Problems
  • Work-Related Problem

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


  • M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2009
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2000

Honors and Awards

2015: Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellowship


2014-5: NARSAD Young Investigator Awardee


2013-4: American Psychiatric Association- Eli LIlly Psychiatric Research Fellow


2013: Samuel W. Perry III, M.D. Distinguished Award in Psychiatric Medicine

2013: Invited participant in American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

2012: Invited Attendee to Fourth Annual National Institute of Mental Health Brain Camp 2012

2011: Outstanding Resident Award – National Institute of Mental Health



Instructor in Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Attending Psychiatrist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Instructor in Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University


Dr. Brendon Watson has M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University and completed his psychiatry residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  He continues to actively pursue research topics related to emotional processing in animal models and has a related clinical focus in affective disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders.

His clinical approach uses a combination of medication therapy and psychodynamically-oriented talk therapy.  Dr. Watson has also had specialized training in Transference Focused Psychotherapy and has special interest in patients with narcissistic personality structures and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Dr. Watson has received numerous awards and recognitions both from his department and from national organizations including the Samuel W. Perry III Distinguished Award for Psychiatric Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association-Lilly Research Fellowship for 2013 and the National Institute of Mental Health's Outstanding Resident Award.