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Scott Hirsch, MD, Psychiatry, New York, NY

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Psychiatry New York, NY

Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Summary

  • As a triple board-certified Neuropsychiatrist, I have dedicated my life to caring for people suffering from brain diseases of all causes. Twenty years of experience in clinical neurology and psychiatry provided me with diverse opportunities to address the physical and psychological sequelae of brain diseases from Autoimmune Encephalitis to Schizophrenia.

    My interdisciplinary approach uses evidence-based, results-driven treatment strategies that help me transform the lives of my patients both in the outpatient clinic setting and on the inpatient consult service. Throughout my career, I have led by keeping my clinical knowledge and skills up to date to maximize my patients wellness. My unique practice setting has allowed me to maintain my skills as a general neurologist and general psychiatrist by integrating care at the boundary between the two fields. My scope of practice includes:

    Psychiatric Treatments:
    Supportive Psychotherapy, Behavioral Activation, Time-Limited Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Expert     use of antidepressants, antipsychotics (including long-acting injectables and clozapine), mood stabilizers,     antianxiety agents, and stimulants. Medical marijuana for PTSD. Pharmacological management of     Addiction. TMS and VNS for depression.

    Neurological Treatments:
    Pharmacological management of Epilepsy, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Tourette Syndrome, Parkinson Disease, ADHD, Headache, Delirium, Dementias, Brain Injury, Stroke, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Cervical/Lumbar Radiculopathies. Non-opiate management of chronic pain. VNS for epilepsy. DBS for     Parkinson disease, Obsessive compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome. Medical marijuana for Epilepsy, Parkinson Disease, and Chronic Pain.

Education & Training

  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicineResidency, Psychiatry/Neurology, 2001 - 2007
  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicineClass of 2001
  • SUNY Binghamton
    SUNY BinghamtonBS, Philosophy, Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude, 1994 - 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2021 - Present
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2021 - 2022
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2021 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2002 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • United Council for Neurologic SubspecialtiesBehavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Herman Wortis Neuropsychiatric Prize for excellence in psychiatry, neurology, and medicine 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1997
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Psychiatric manifestations of neuroinflammation  
    Hirsch S, Audio-Digest Psychiatry, 1/1/2015
  • Brain biopsy findings link major depressive disorder to neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and neurovascular dysfunction: a case report  
    Najjar S, Pearlman D, Hirsch S, Friedman K, Strange J, Reidy J; Khoukaz M, Ferrell R, Devinsky O, Najjar A, Zagzag D., Biological Psychiatry., 1/1/2013
  • Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and chronic pain: A retrospective case-controlled study  
    Gazzola DM, Carlson C, Rugino A, Hirsch S, Starner K, Devinsky O, Epilepsy & Behavior, 1/1/2012
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Press Mentions

  • Treating Epilepsy in Patients with Intellectual Disability
    Treating Epilepsy in Patients with Intellectual DisabilityMay 13th, 2016
  • Questions to Ask About Depression: Feeling Low? Your Physician Can Help
    Questions to Ask About Depression: Feeling Low? Your Physician Can HelpJanuary 9th, 2016
  • The Fight to End Epilepsy: An Interview with Dr. Orrin Devinsky
    The Fight to End Epilepsy: An Interview with Dr. Orrin DevinskyJune 3rd, 2019
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