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Personal Statement

Dr. Kenneth Hung is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Attending Psychiatrist with the NewYork-Presbyterian Telepsychiatry Consultation Liaison Service. He specializes in Emergency Psychiatry and also maintains an outpatient faculty practice specializing in adult mood and anxiety disorders.      

Dr. Hung firmly believes in treating each patient as an individual asopposed to a diagnosis. As such, he feels it is very important to attend to the complexities and nuances of each patient’s story, and to come up with an individualized treatment plan that best suits the needs of each patient. While Dr. Hung offers medication treatment when it is indicated, he believes in an integrated approach to strengthening and sustaining improvements in mental health, and provides psychotherapy as part of the treatment or in conjunction with the patient’s own therapist. He also encourages his patients to take a broader approach to their mental health through the maintenance of physical health, a work-life balance, and the strengthening of social supports.

Biographical Info

Dr. Hung is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University as an undergraduate, before completing his MD at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he also served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry.      

After completing his training, he worked as an Attending Psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital and as a staff psychiatrist at the Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, before taking over the role of Director of the Mount Sinai Psychiatric Emergency Department. After 12 years at Mount Sinai, Dr. Hung is pleased to be back at his alma mater. He remains on the Board of Directors for the Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, is a committee member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and is an on-call clinician and volunteer for the Trevor Project, the nation’s largest crisis intervention and suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth.

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Clinical Expertise
Emergency Psychiatric Assessment
Couples Therapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Mood Disorder
Mood Disorders
Work-Related Stress
Work Stress
Job Stress
LGBT Issues
Couples Counseling
  • M.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • B.A.
    Harvard University
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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