Leah Susser, M.D.
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Leah Susser, M.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Leah Susser is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.  Her expertise is in reproductive psychiatry and in general adult psychiatry.  She offers reproductive psychiatry consultations and on-going specialized care.   

Dr. Susser offers virtual appointments within New York State and Connecticut and in-person appointments in White Plains, NY.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry


  • Reproductive Psychiatry
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Postpartum Depression


Dr. Leah Susser obtained her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and she completed psychiatry residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell.  In residency, she specialized in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry through the Payne Whitney Women’s Program.  

Since completing residency in 2016, she has been dedicated to providing women with specialized reproductive psychiatry consultation and evidence-based treatment.  This includes women planning to get pregnant, pregnant, postpartum, in the perimenopausal period, and with symptoms related to the menstrual cycle.  She has published numerous articles and presents at national conferences on topics related to women's mental health.  She provides specialized consultations to inpatient and partial hospital teams as well.  She teaches trainees and other clinicians about this specialty field, and she is the director of the Journal Club for the Payne Whitney Women's Program.   

She believes in understanding symptoms in the context of a person’s life circumstances, and she understands the importance of collaboration with other clinicians.  She is empathic and uses an evidence-based approach to treatment that includes non-pharmacologic wellness strategies, psychotherapy, and/or medications to alleviate psychiatric distress, when appropriate.  She also offers one-time reproductive psychiatry consultations related to pregnancy/postpartum, the menstrual cycle, and the perimenopausal period.  


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

• The Ambulatory Services Outstanding Service Award, NYPH/Weill Cornell Medicine, 2018

• Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2016

• Association of Women Psychiatrists Fellowship Award, 2016

• Award, Perinatal Mental Health Conference, 2015

• Selected as OB/GYN Interest Group Co-Leader, Columbia University

College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2009-2010

• Summa Cum Laude, Colgate University, 2007

• Honors in Molecular Biology, Colgate University, 2007

• The Valentine Piotrow German Prize, Colgate University, 2007 and 2004

• Phi Beta Kappa (Honor Society) Membership, Colgate University, 2007

• Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society), Colgate University, 2007

• Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honor Society), Colgate University, 2007

• The Milhomme International Scholarship, Colgate University, 2006

• The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Colgate University, Fall 2003, Fall 2004-Spring 2007

• Charles A. Dana Scholar, Colgate University, 2004

• Phi Eta Sigma (Honor Society) Membership, Colgate University, 2004


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

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., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2012
  • B.A., Colgate University, 2007


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
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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