David Hankins, M.D., M.Ed.
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David Hankins, M.D., M.Ed.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

I am a psychiatrist and addiction specialist practicing in Manhattan. I work mainly at the Center for Special Studies, Weill Cornell Medicine’s clinic for people living with HIV. My clinical interests include general adult psychiatry, substance use, LGBTQ mental health, and psychotherapy.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Grief


Dr. Hankins graduated from Dartmouth College and worked in education for several years before attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He completed psychiatry residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, where he was chief resident, and addiction psychiatry fellowship at New York University.   

*Please note that Dr. Hankins does not currently have a private practice and sees patients only through the Center for Special Studies.*   


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

• 2020 Payne Whitney Faculty Council Teaching Award
• 2019 Distinguished Housestaff Award, Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry
• 2016 Joseph Garrison Parker Award, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
• 2016 Daniel Noyes Brown Primary Care Scholar Award, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
• 2005 Pray Prize, Dartmouth College


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2016
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2005


Insurance Plans Accepted

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