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Norman Sussman, MD

  • Specialty: Adult Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-754-2000
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About Me

My fascination with the medical field began when I was a child. I grew up during the 1950s, when vaccines for tuberculosis and polio were just emerging, so I understood the importance of medicine and wanted to be a doctor. I chose to specialize in psychiatry because I was interested in the intersection of genetics, biochemistry, and psychopharmacology, which is the study of treating mental disorders with medication.

I co-lead the Mood Disorders Consultation Service at NYU Langone, where I diagnose and treat people for anxiety, depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and other mood disorders. I specialize in treating people who do not respond to commonly used medication, and I work with them to identify the best alternative medication for their condition. At the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health, I collaborate with doctors from other specialties who refer their patients who are experiencing depression or anxiety.

The best treatment plan begins with diagnosis. By performing thorough assessments and asking the right questions, I provide people with accurate diagnoses and the appropriate medication. I treat my patients as if they were members of my family, which is why I avoid prescribing medications that have serious side effects.

Throughout my career, treating patients has remained my primary focus. I am invested in helping people and am equipped with experience that cannot be learned from a textbook.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • anxiety disorder
  • mood disorder

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1980
Education and Training
  • Residency, Westchester County Med Center, 1978
  • Residency, Metropolitan Hospital Center, 1977
  • MD from New York Medical College, 1975
Departments

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP EPO/PPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health

555 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Research Academic Contact

Academic office

One Park Avenue

Eighth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Publications

  • Kaplan & Sadock's pocket handbook of psychiatric drug treatment

    Sadock, Benjamin J.; Sussman, Norman; Sadock, Virginia A

    Kaplan & Sadock's pocket handbook of psychiatric drug treatment. Philadelphia PA : Wolters Kluwer, 2019. 7th ed.. xv, 315 p. ; 21 cm (4133872)

  • Thanking our peer reviewers

    Sussman N.

    Primary psychiatry. 2010; 17(1):17-18

  • Improving diagnosis and follow-up of patients diagnosed with ADHD

    Sussman N.

    Primary psychiatry. 2010; 17(2):16-?

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