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


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Accepts New Patients
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.

Existing patients at the Center for Special Studies, please call 212-746-7200 for appointment scheduling. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
  • 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.   


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

•2022 Dedicated Teaching and Outstanding Mentorship in Medical Student Education Award

•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 & Surgeon• 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
  • M.E., University of Nevada, 2009
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2005


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported