Susan Samuels, M.D.
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Susan Samuels, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Susan Samuels, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is the Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, and works closely with medical students throughout their pre-clinical and clinical years. She is also the Director of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison Service, where she supervises child psychiatry residents who administer psychiatric consultations on medically-ill patients in the general pediatrics hospital. She maintains a faculty practice specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, providing diagnostic evaluations, psychopharmacology, as well as various modalities of psychotherapy for young children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Her expertise in pediatric psychosomatic medicine is a result of extensive experience working with acutely and chronically medically-ill children and their families, as they cope with the challenges imposed upon them both while in the hospital as well as on an outpatient basis.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Psychotherapy
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Psychiatric Aspects of Physical Illness
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Mood Disorder


Dr. Susan Samuels is board-certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, her unique residency training being the impetus for her special interest in working with children, adolescents, and young adults coping with psychological stressors related to their medical illness. As such, from 2008-2012, she served as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Consultation and Liaison Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Samuels received her B.A. in History and Science from Harvard University, graduating Cum Laude. Following her undergraduate studies, she worked at the National Institutes of Health as a Laboratory Research Fellow in the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute. She received her M.D. degree from George Washington University in 2003, and then completed the Triple Board Residency Program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident in 2007-2008.

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 212-746-3872.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2003
  • B.A., Harvard University, 1998


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
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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