ABOUT

Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and has a private practice in Manhattan. She is the senior author of both The Gravity of Weight: A Clinical Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance (2010) and The Art of Marriage Maintenance (2005.)  She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has her M.D. degree from Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatric Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine and is Board Certified in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a graduate of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, an elected member of the Vidonian Club, a member of the prestigious Institutional Review Board of The Rockefeller University and an elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Education:
B.A.: University of Pennsylvania,
cum laude, 1971

Medical School: M.D.:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1976

Internship:
Beth Israel Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1976-77

Adult Residency:
Payne Whitney Clinic (New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine) 1977-1979

Child and Adolescent Fellowship:
Payne Whitney Clinic
(New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill
Cornell Medicine) 1979-1981

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) 1981
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) 1982

Graduate:
The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, 1988

Faculty Appointment:
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
Weill Cornell Medicine

Hospital Appointment:
Attending Psychiatrist,
New York Presbyterian Hospital
(Weill Cornell Medicine)

Memberships:

  • Institutional Review Board,
    Rockefeller University
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Human Genome Working Group,
    Rockefeller University
  • General Faculty Council
    (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Board, Arts and Letters Series,
    Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Psychotherapy
  • The New York Psychoanalytic Institute
  • New York County Medical Society
  • The Vidonian Club
  • The Penn Club of New York

Dr. Sylvia Karasu, M.D.

Photo by: Glenn Jussen

BOOKS BY DR. KARASU

The Gravity of Weight

The Gravity of Weight: A Clinical Guide To Weight Loss and Maintenance, by Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D. and T. Byram Karasu, M.D., is a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical inquiry into the field of overweight and obesity. …more

The Art of Marriage Maintenance

Given the fact that 50% of marriages end in divorce, you would think marriage wouldn’t be so popular, but getting married is one of the most popular of all life events. In fact, many new couples are willing to face considerable debt for the wedding ceremony alone! …more