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Gender: Male
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Weill Cornell Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-5403 | F: (212) 746-8529
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(212) 746-5403

Personal Statement

Francis Lee, MD, PhD is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry, a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and an Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.  In addition to his academic responsibilities, he maintains an active faculty practice treating a range of conditions incorporating psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology as needed. 

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Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Disorder

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]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


  • M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School, 1996



Professor of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry I
Weill Cornell Medical College

Attending Psychiatrist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Francis Lee obtained an MD and PhD from the University of Michigan, followed by Psychiatry residency training at Payne Whitney Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed further postdoctoral training in molecular neuroscience at the Skirball Institute, New York University and the University of California, San Francisco.

Currently, he is the director of a laboratory whose main area of research is in basic molecular and neural mechanisms that are relevant to neuropsychiatric disorders. In particular, his research is focused on using genetic models to delineate the role of growth factors, such as BDNF, in complex behaviors related to the pathophysiology and treatment of affective disorders.