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NYU Langone Provider

David L. Ginsberg, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7419
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One of the earliest and most important role models in my life was my pediatrician—he inspired my decision to become a physician. I always found the specialty of psychiatry appealing, because it requires that I get to know and understand the people whom I treat. As a third-year medical student, I saw firsthand how the use of biological treatments in psychiatry can positively impact people’s lives; it was an eye-opening experience.

I completed my residency training at NYU Langone and have been here ever since. During my residency, I discovered the term "psychopharmacologist," which is a psychiatrist who specializes in the use of medications to treat mental disorders. Often, psychopharmacologists are called on when standard medications are ineffective or result in intolerable side effects.

My primary area of interest is the psychopharmacologic treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, particularly treatment-resistant depression and manic depression. I also have expertise in the recognition and management of psychiatric medication side effects. Sometimes I receive referrals from other psychiatrists or therapists to offer my knowledge in these areas.

I strive to provide thoughtful, evidence-based care that relieves people’s suffering and restores their optimism and quality of life. After a thorough and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, I collaborate with patients to devise treatment plans tailored to their specific needs. I aim to address their goals and carefully consider any additional care that they may be receiving from other health professionals.

My recommendations may involve talk therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Additionally, I may consult with or refer patients to my highly-skilled colleagues who can provide specific types of talk therapy and other subspecialized care.

Conditions and Treatments

  • anxiety disorders
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • depressive disorder
  • mood disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • panic disorder
  • phobia
  • post-traumatic stress disorder

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1995
Education and Training
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Psychiatry, 1994

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna EPO (AMEX employees)
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
  • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

David L. Ginsberg, MD does not accept insurance.

Locations and Appointments

NYU Psychiatry Associates

1 Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016






clinical psychopharmacology, depression, anxiety, side effects of psychotropic medications

Academic Contact

Academic office

One Park Avenue

Eighth Floor

New York, NY 10016



These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library. *
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  • Zhang, Emily; LeQuesne, Elizabeth; Fichtel, Katherine; Ginsberg, David; Frankle, W Gordon

    BJPsych open. 2020 Sep 01; 6(5):e99

  • Development of a Virtual Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service: A Multifaceted Transformation

    Caravella, Rachel A.; Deutch, Allison B.; Noulas, Paraskevi; Ying, Patrick; Liaw, K. Ron-Li; Greenblatt, Jeanne; Collins, Kelsey; Eastburn, H. K.; Fries, Emily; Khan, Shabana; Kozikowski, Adam; Sidelnik, S. Alex; Yee, Michael; Ginsberg, David

    Psychiatric annals. 2020; 50(7):279-287

  • Topiramate-induced facial myoclonus

    Ginsberg, David L

    Primary psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 14(12):22-23

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