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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.

Biographical Info

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 in perinatal psychiatry through the Payne Whitney Women’s Program.  

Since completing residency in 2016, she has been dedicated to providing people with specialized reproductive psychiatry and perinatal psychiatry consultation and evidence-based treatment.  This includes people who are planning to get pregnant, pregnant, expecting a child, postpartum/new parents, in the menopausal transition, and experiencing symptoms related to the menstrual cycle.  She has published numerous articles and presents at national conferences on topics related to reproductive mental health.  She provides specialized consultations to inpatient, outpatient, 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

• 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 Expertise
Reproductive Psychiatry
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
Supportive Psychotherapy
Women's Mental Health
Postpartum Depression
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • B.A.
    Colgate University
  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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