Glenn Saxe, MD

  • Specialty: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-754-5000

About Me

Trauma can have devastating consequences on a child’s life—consequences that may not be obvious to parents, teachers, or other caregivers. In my work, I try to understand the impact of traumatic events on children and their families, and then help them to recover.

I created Trauma Systems Therapy to teach other mental healthcare professionals how to diagnose and treat children following traumatic events. The program addresses a child’s emotional needs and social environment, and I am proud to see it being used to successfully treat children throughout the country and around the world.

Millions of children struggle with mental health problems. I am the director of NYU Langone’s Child Study Center, where we are dedicated to helping these children and their families, because we believe we can improve their quality of life and help them live to their fullest potential. Our clinical team treats children and families dealing with a range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems. Our researchers strive to understand these problems and develop better treatments.

Together, our clinicians and researchers create some of the most innovative training programs in the country, so the next generation of professionals can address the needs of the children we are dedicated to helping.

Conditions and Treatments

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood disorder, trauma therapy, stress, anxiety disorder


  • Arnold Simon Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Director of the Child Study Center
  • Chair of the Department of Child & Adolescent Psy
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1993
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Cambridge Hospital, Child & Adol. Psych., 1995
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1993
  • MD from McGill University, 1988

Locations and Appointments

1 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
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NYU Child Study Center

1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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My Research


  • Trauma systems therapy for children and teens

    Saxe, Glenn N; Ellis, B. Heidi; Brown, Adam D
    Trauma systems therapy for children and teens. New York NY : Guilford Press, 2016. 2nd ed. xiv, 506 p. (2068382)

  • A Complex Systems Approach to Causal Discovery in Psychiatry

    Saxe, Glenn N; Statnikov, Alexander; Fenyo, David; Ren, Jiwen; Li, Zhiguo; Prasad, Meera; Wall, Dennis; Bergman, Nora; Briggs, Ernestine C; Aliferis, Constantin
    PLoS one. 2016 Mar 30. 11 (3): e0151174-e0151174 e0151174

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis in Young Children With Burns

    Stoddard, Frederick J Jr; Sorrentino, Erica; Drake, Jennifer E; Murphy, J Michael; Kim, Abigail J; Romo, Stephanie; Kagan, Jerome; Snidman, Nancy; Saxe, Glenn; Sheridan, Robert L
    Journal of burn care & research. 2016 Jun 28. ?-?

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