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David Straker, DO, Psychiatry, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Psychiatry New York, NY

Pain Medicine, Psycho-Oncology, Psychopharmacology, Psychosomatic Medicine

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University School of Medicine, New York Medical College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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  • Dr. Straker has been in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for the past 13 years. He is an Attending Psychiatrist on staff at Columbia University Medical Center - NY Presbyterian Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, White Plains Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Hospital He also works in the Emergency Room and as a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist at White Plains Hospital.

    He was the Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital from 2008-2014. He was a Chief Resident for two years at The Zucker Hillside Hospital of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He then went to Columbia University Medical Center for a Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine which he completed in 2005.

    He is a Fellow of the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (FACLP) and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA). He has spoken and presented at many conferences including the Annual Meetings of the American Psychiatric Association and The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He completed three years of Psychoanalytic Training at NYU Psychoanalytic Institute. He enjoys teaching residents, fellows, and medical students.

    Awards and honors he has received include: Super Doctors New York City 2018, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine: William Webb Fellowship Award, the LIJMC Outstanding Psychiatry Resident of the Year Award, the Best Paper by a Psychiatry Resident Award, the Society for Liaison Psychiatry: Best Trainee Paper Award, the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Academic Competition First Prize, the Janssen Psychiatry Resident Award of Excellence, and the Medical Student Excellence in Psychiatry Award.

    Dr. Straker feels that the use of both psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic modalities are crucial in the treatment of mental illness.

Education & Training

  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicinePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Psychoanalysis, 2005 - 2008
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsFellowship, Psychosmatic Medicine, 2004 - 2005
  • North Shore University Hospital - Northwell Health
    North Shore University Hospital - Northwell HealthResidency, Psychiatry, 2000 - 2004
  • NYIT College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    NYIT College Of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State License 2017 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State License 2001 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American Psychiatric Association, 2012
  • Fellow Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2010
  • Resident of the Year Award Albert Einstein College of Medicine of LIJMC, 2004
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Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • 8 Surprising Things That Are Linked to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    8 Surprising Things That Are Linked to Obsessive Compulsive DisorderMarch 21st, 2020

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