As a physician and a psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell Medical Center, I have pursued a career focused on understanding the mind and treating its various ailments. I have advanced training in various modalities, including psychopharmacology, diagnostic assessments, cognitive-behavioral therapy, supportive psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My work over these years has included conducting research on schizophrenia at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, working as an Inpatient Attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia Medical Center Milstein Hospital as well as teaching and supervising psychiatrists-in-training.
Currently, I am in private practice full-time and am on the voluntary faculty of New York Presbyterian Hospital—Weill Cornell Medical Center where I teach in a continuous case conference class and supervise residents in long-term psychotherapy.
Berman A, Ferrando SJ (editor) of chapter entitled “Women’s Mental Health and Reproductive Psychiatry” in Psychiatry In-Review Study Guide. ETAS, 2006.
Berman A, Zonana J, Ferrando SJ (editor) of chapter entitled “Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders” in Psychiatry In-Review Study Guide. ETAS, 2006.
Malaspina D, Corcoran C, Fahim C, Berman A, Harkavy-Friedman J, Yale S, Goetz D, Goetz R, Harlap S, Gorman J. Paternal age in sporadic schizophrenia: evidence of de novo mutations. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2002 April 8: 114 (3): 299-303.
Malaspina D, Bruder G, Furman V, Gorman JM, Berman A, Van Heertum R. Schizophrenia subgroup differing in dichotic listening laterality also differ in neurometabolism and symptomatology. Journal Neuropsychiatry Clin Neuroscience. 2000 Fall; 12(4): 485-92.
Malaspina D, Goetz RR, Yale S, Berman A, Friedman JH, Tremeau F, Printz D, Amador X, Johnson J, Brown A, Gorman JM. Relation of familial schizophrenia to negative symptoms but not to the deficit syndrome. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2000 June: 157 (6): 994-1003.
Nicolson R, Malaspina D, Giedd JN, Hamburger S, Lenane M, Bedwell J, Fernandez T, Berman A, Susser E, Rapoport JL. Obstetrical complications and childhood-onset schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1999 Oct; 156(10): 1650-2.
Malaspina D, Storer S, Furman V, Esser P, Printz D, Berman A, Lignelli A, Gorman J, Van Heertum R. SPECT study of visual fixation in schizophrenia and comparison subjects. Biological Psychiatry. 1999 July; 46(1): 89-93.
- MD New York Medical College 2003
- BS Stanford University 1997
Licensure and Professional Organization
- 2015 Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
- 2008 Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- 2007 Member, American Psychoanalytic Association
- 2004 State of New York Licensure
Honors and Awards
- 2003 Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, New York Medical College
- 2002-2003 New York Medical College Trustee’s Scholarship