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Lloyd I Sederer M.D.


Dr. Lloyd Sederer, M.D., is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University/Mailman School of Public Health. He has been the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the NYS Office of Mental Health; NYC’s Mental Health Commissioner; Medical Director/EVP of McLean Hospital (a Harvard teaching hospital); and Director of the Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Dr. Sederer’s APA awards include Excellence in Teaching Residents (2013) and Psychiatric Administrator of the Year (2009). He has received a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar-in-Residence grant and an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He was named Doctor of The Year by The National Council on Behavioral Healthcare (2019).

He has published 7 professional books and 6 books for lay audiences, as well as over 500 articles and audiovisual programs for medical journals and the lay media. He has been Medical Editor for Mental Health for the Huff Post; wrote a regular opinion column for US News & World Report: and has been a contributing writer for The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and the NY Journal of Books.

His next book, in press, is Caught In The Crosshairs Of American Healthcare, Greenleaf Book Group, 2024.

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