Richard Gersh, MD, Psychiatry, New York, NY, NYC Health + Hospitals / Metropolitan


Psychiatry New York, NY

Geriatric Psychiatry

Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Metropolitan Hospital

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Education & Training

  • New York State Psychiatric InstituteFellowship, Public Psychiatry, 1987 - 1988
  • St Vincent's Hospital and Medical CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 1984 - 1987
  • Graduate School of Management, New School for Social ResearchNon Degree, Mental Health Administration, 1984 - 1986
  • St Vincent's Hospital and Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1983 - 1984
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeClass of 1983
  • Harvard UniversityA.B., Biology, Cum Laude, 1975 - 1979

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1985 - 2022
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association, 2020
  • John Harvard Scholar Harvard University

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • "Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography of the Brain in Acute Mania and Schizophrenia"  
    O'Connell, R.A., Van Heertum, R.L., Luck, D., Yudd, A.P., Cueva, J.E., Billick, S.B., Cordon, D.J., Gersh, R.J., Masdeu, J.C., Journal of Neuroimaging, 1/1/1995

Books/Book Chapters


  • "Geriatric Psychiatry" 
    New York City - 1/6/2013
  • "Batman: The Caped Crusader, Controversial Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Controversies" 
  • "Psychopharmacology for Social Workers" 
    New York City - 1/27/2005
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  • "Addressing a Risky Business: The Interplay Between Medical and Psychiatric Disorders." 
    Gersh, Richard and Gordon, I. Bruce, Mental Health News (Mental Health News Education , Inc.)
  • "Many Faces of Bipolar Disorder." 
    Gersh, Richard, Mental Health News (Mental Health News Education , Inc.)
  • "Challenges of Mental Health Care for the Aged." 
    Gersh, Richard, Mental Health News (Mental Health News Education , Inc.)
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Hospital Affiliations