Sharon Packer, MD, Psychiatry, New York, NY, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

SharonSPackerMDDistinguished Fellow, APA

Psychiatry New York, NY

Psychiatrist & Psychopharmacologist, Private Practice; Assistant Clinical Professor, Albert Einstein

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  • My private psychiatry practice is located in Soho, NYC. I am accepting new patients to the practice, and appreciate collaborating with colleagues.

    I have a small satellite office in Woodstock, NY, which opened after 9/11, when access to downtown addresses was limited.

    My most recent book is Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films (2015).Other books are Cinema's Sinister Psychiatrists (McFarland, 2012), Superheroes and Superegoes: the Minds behind the Masks (ABC-Clio, 2010), Movies and the Modern Psyche (Praeger, 2007), & Dreams in Myth, Medicine & Movies (Praeger, 2002), which was listed among Choice's "Best Academic Titles of 2003). (Choice is American Library Assocation's official journal.)
    I co-edited a two-volume multi-author essay collection on Evil in American Pop Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King and Vampires Reveal about America (2014).

    I also write clinical and non-clinical columns for various magazines, including a Psychiatric Times series on "Why Psychiatrists are Physicians First."

    My research on the "Ergot Epidemics and Jewish Mystical Movements" won the Mesorah Society Award for the Best Paper in Judaism & Psychiatry. Other essays and chapters on Psychiatry & Religion were published in the Encyclopedia of Stress (both editions) and in various medical journals.

    I am on the Steering Committee for History of Medicine at the New York Academy of Medicine and am also a member of the NYC District Branch Ctte on Private Practice, as well as the branch's newly re-organized Ctte on Technology in Psychiatry. Participating in these polar opposite aspects of medicine & psychiatry offers the luxury of reviewing the newest tech advances plus old or outdated aspects of medicine (which were once new).

    I look forward to communicating with former classmates and old and new colleagues--so please don't hestitate to write.

Education & Training

  • St Vincent's Hospital and Medical CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 1982 - 1986
  • Downstate-MethodistResidency, OBGYN, 1975 - 1976
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynInternship, Transitional Year, 1974 - 1975
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    University of Illinois College of MedicineClass of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • ME State Medical License
    ME State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2002 - 2005
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1976 - 2020
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Mood Disturbances in Older Adults with Impaired Vision
    Mood Disturbances in Older Adults with Impaired VisionOctober 24, 2020 18:56
  • Mood Disturbances in Older Adults with Impaired Vision
    Mood Disturbances in Older Adults with Impaired VisionAugust 26, 2017 10:36

Other Languages

  • Hebrew

Hospital Affiliations