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Gayle Goren, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


Dr. Goren joined the CUMC Student Mental Health Service in 2007.

Prior to joining the SHS, Dr. Goren completed a Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia, while working as a Spanish-speaking psychiatrist in an outpatient clinic at Presbyterian Hospital. She also worked in the NYPH CPEP from 2003-2010.

Dr. Goren attended undergrad at Brandeis University, then obtained her Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She went on to complete her Internship and Residency in Adult Psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital—Harvard University from 1998-2002.

Dr. Goren’s special interests include cross-cultural issues, dual-diagnosis (MICA) conditions, and the specific transitions and concerns that young adults confront as they progress in their careers and develop growing and shifting identities.  Her theoretical underpinnings hew to a psychodynamic approach, but is inclusive of a range of other therapeutic modalities.


  • 1990 – 1994: Brandeis University
  • 1994 - 1998: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • 1998 – 2002: The Cambridge Hospital – Harvard Medical School: Residency in Adult Psychiatry
  • 2002 – 2003: The Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University
  • 2010 – 2012: Two Year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the Columbia Analytic Center

Certifications & Licensure

  • ABPN Certification from 2004 – 2014; 2014 – 2024 Licensed in NY State from 2002 - Present

Professional Experience:

  • Since 2002 has been an Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Outpatient Psychiatry Dept. Worked from 2003 – 2010 at the NYPH CPEP
  • Runs a private practice since 2007