George Jack Makari, M.D.
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George Jack Makari, M.D.


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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

George Jack Makari, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the De Witt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.  He teaches and publishes on the history and theory of psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.  In addition to his academic responsibilities, he maintains an active faculty practice.

Specialties and Expertise


  • General Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry


  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Psychoanalysis


Dr. George J. Makari attended Brown University and received his BA in 1982; then received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1987. He completed his psychiatric residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic, then served as a Reader's Digest Research Fellow in the Weill Medical College Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Makari completed Psychoanalytic training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research at Columbia University in 1997.  He is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the De Witt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry and Director of the Long Term Psychotherapy Clinic  in the Payne Whitney Clinic.

Office hours: By appointment only.

To schedule appointments:
  Call - (212) 746-3091 [or] 
  Email -



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Cornell University Medical College, 1987


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 PPO Plan
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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