about Dr. Ruth Cohen

I am a Psychiatrist and MD

I am a medically trained psychiatrist with over 50 years of experience. I graduated from New York University Medical School before serving as Chief Resident of Psychiatry at Montefiore Hospital, where I also completed a fellowship in Consultation Psychiatry.

I work with a wide variety of patients including those with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions, orthopedic and rehabilitation needs, or chronic illnesses. I also enjoy working to address later-in-life issues of depression and loneliness with older clients.

In addition, I have presented on and written articles on psychotherapy, divorce, interpersonal relations, and many other topics. I am no stranger to speaking about important issues such as depression, anxiety, and patient privacy rights at legal forums and hospital conferences.


  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist for New York – Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for Special Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Of Psychiatry, Cornell Medical School
  • Board of Governance of the New York University Medical Center

Representation of Publication

  • Cohen, Ruth, MD, Reflections on life before and during COIVD-19, Clinical Psychiatry News, September 2020
  • Cohen, Ruth, MD, How to beat bullying in the workplace, Clinical Psychiatry News, Vol.47, No5, 12, May 2019
  • Cohen, Ruth, Sex Abuse: Re-victimization Must Stop, Clinical Psychiatry News, 37(3):18,2009.
  • Cohen, Ruth, Investigating Sexual Abuse Allegations in Custody and Visitation Disputes. Encyclopedia of Matrimonial Practice, Edited by Brown, RI – New Jersey: Prentice Hall law and Business, 1991, P1346-1350.
  • Cohen, Ruth, Neonatal Protection, A New Look at Breast Feeding, Consultant, 18(9):173-179, 1978.
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