Daniel Knoepflmacher, M.D.
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Daniel Knoepflmacher, M.D.


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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher, M.D., is the Director of the General Psychiatry Residency Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and host of the department's offical podcast, On the Mind.

Building on extensive experience providing patient care in a variety of clinical settings, Dr. Knoepflmacher oversees the education, training, and mentorship of psychiatric trainees. He champions a humanistic approach to psychiatry, where residents learn how to provide compassionate treatment for a wide range of conditions, develop scholarly expertise within the wider field of Psychiatry, and foster their own personalized approaches to meet the specific needs of each person in their care. He strives to create a training environment that is inclusive, intellectually stimulating, clinically comprehensive, and collaborative. He continues to treat his own patients in a small faculty practice and supervise care in the outpatient department. 

***Please note, Dr. Knoepflmacher is currently NOT accepting new patients.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Psychotherapy
  • Adult Psychiatry


  • Mood Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Family Problems
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Work Related Problems
  • Relationship Problems
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Executive Mental Health
  • Young Adult Mental Health
  • College Age Mental Health


Dr. Knoepflmacher attended Columbia University, where he graduated magna cum laude. After college, he completed an MFA in Film Production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He embarked on a successful career in the entertainment industry as an editor specializing in theatrical and television marketing campaigns for major studio films. After several years, Dr. Knoepflmacher left the entertainment business to begin medical training at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.  

While in medical school, he was honored as the top medical student in Psychiatry, inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and was chosen for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Knoepflmacher completed his psychiatry residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was selected as chief resident, presented with the American Psychiatric Association Resident Recognition Award upon graduation, and was chosen as a fellow by the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.  

Dr. Knoepflmacher brings his unique background to his work as a psychiatrist, consultant, educator, and administrative leader. His past pursuits in a creative field and high-pressure business environments have informed his empathic approach to treating individuals struggling with personal, professional, academic, and artistic challenges. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant with leaders of external corporate and academic institutions to provide expert counsel on issues related to mental health and management of personnel. Dr. Knoepflmacher has contributed to multiple books, articles, and papers within the field of psychiatry and edited a video used nationwide to train psychiatry residents about substance use disorders. In addition to extensive clinical experience in multiple settings, he has supervised numerous residents on psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. In 2020, he received an award for his dedicated teaching and outstanding mentorship in medical student education. He holds two key leadership roles within the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, as the Director of the General Psychiatry Residency Program and Vice Chair of Education.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2016    APA Resident Recognition Award
2016    Scott Schwartz - American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry Award
2015    Psychoanalytic Fellowship – New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
2015    DOC (Doctor On Call) of the Year Award - New York Presbyterian Westchester Division
2014    GAP (Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry) Fellowship
2012    Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
2012    Outstanding Medical Student in Psychiatry Award
2011    Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee


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., Oregon Health Sciences University, College of Medicine, 2012
  • M.F.A., University of Southern California, 1997
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1994


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
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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