Language: English
Gender: Female
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Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
315 East 62nd Street , 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065

Personal Statement

Khadijah B. Watkins, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adults. She is available for diagnostic consultations, psychopharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy with children and adults, and has a special interest in mood disorders, ADHD (Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder), parenting, and mental health in schools. In addition to working in the outpatient department, Dr. Watkins works with children, adolescents, and young adults in her faculty practice.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry


  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Parenting Issues

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
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Psychiatrist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.P.H., Columbia University, School of Public Health, 2011
  • M.D., University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2003


Dr. Khadijah Watkins received her Bachelors of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Medical Degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine and her Masters of Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with an emphasis on healthcare and hospital policy and management.

Dr. Watkins completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School where she served as an Assistant Chief Resident.
She trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital combined program of Columbia and Cornell Universities. Dr. Watkins held the position as Chief Resident for this program and participated in research during her fellowship.

Subsequent to her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training, she completed a two year public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University/NYSPI. Continuing at Columbia as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Watkins worked in the School-Based Mental Health Program and served as the Interim Assistant Director of Training, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program where she was involved in the design and administration of didactic curricula and clinical rotations. She taught and supervised medical students, general residents and fellows in child and adolescent psychiatry.