Richard Hersh, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Hersh received his undergraduate B.A. degree in History from Stanford University and his M.D. degree from George Washington University. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Northwestern University and earned a certificate in psychoanalytic training from the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
Dr. Hersh was an attending psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospitals while an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School before coming to Columbia University Medical Center where he was a psychiatrist on the inpatient service before serving for fifteen years as the Associate Director of the Department of Psychiatry's Intensive Outpatient Program.
Dr. Hersh was named Columbia University Psychiatry Residency Teacher of the Year in 2012 and received the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Lionel Ovesey Award in 2012.
Dr. Hersh is a supervisor in the Columbia Psychiatry Residency Psychopharmacology and Long-term Psychotherapy programs.
Undergraduate: Stanford University, B.A., History, 1978-1980
Medical School: George Washington University, M.D., 1984-1988
Internship: Northwestern University, 1988-1989
Residency: Northwestern University, 1989-1992
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1993
Columbia Center of Psychoanalytic Training and Research, 2010
25 West 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212 875-1866
Fax: 212 877-0575
1. Hersh, R.: The Assessment and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in the College and University Population.. Journal of College Student Mental Health 2013;27:4: 304 - 322
2. Hersh, R.: Confronting Myths and Stereotypes about Borderline Personality Disorder. Social Work and Mental Health 2008;6: 13 - 25
3. Hersh, R. in Hoffman, P., Steiner-Grossman, P. (eds): Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment, Haworth Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2008
4. LeQuesne E, Hersh R: LeQuesne E, Hersh R: Disclosure of a Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Journal of Psychiatric Practice 2004. Journal of Psychiatric Practice 2004;10: 170 -176