David Hellerstein, MD

David Hellerstein, MD

My Books

Nonfiction
How can advances in neuroscience improve the the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders? Heal Your Brain "articulates and helps create a new watershed moment in psychiatric worldview," according to reviewer Bradley Lewis.
Memoir
In this poignant, deeply moving book, Dr. David Hellerstein traces five generations of American medicine -- from the Civil War to the present day -- as seen through the eyes of his unforgettable family.
Novels
A black comedy set in New York City, Stone Babies tells the story of Jay Sones, MD, a young obstetrician working in an infertility treatment center, who is caught up in an evolving medical scandal.
A comic first novel set in Manhattan, Loving Touches explores the love Dr. Pete Roth feels for two very different women: his wife Sarah, a Wall Street lawyer, and Celine, a former girlfriend who has been admitted to his hospital.
Essays
"a unique, beautifully written account of the making of a doctor.... a remarkable document--dramatic, moving and true." --Tobias Wolff, author of Back in the World

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Recent and Upcoming Appearances

Upcoming 2017 PBS documentary "Why Doctors Write" by Ken Browne
Dr. David Hellerstein interviewed for documentary film-maker Ken Browne's upcoming PBS feature, "Why Doctors Write."
Ken is visiting Columbia, NYU, and Stanford medical schools to explore 3 innovative programs combining literature and medicine.
Ken's project addresses a significant need in medical education, enhancing the ability of young doctors to reflect on their experiences in the ever-changing 'city' in which they are now becoming citizens.
For more information, see Ken's website: https://www.kbprods.com/portfolio/why-doctors-write/

July 19, 2016
"Incorporating neuroscience advances into the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders" Grand Rounds, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA

April 5, 2016
"Taking Flight" and "The Summer of Dr. Love" at Virginia Center for Creative Arts
Reading of new nonfiction and fiction works with Piper Weiss, Amherst, VA

November 10, 2015
"Incorporating neuroscience advances into the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders" Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY

November 14, 2014
"Heal Your Brain" and my new essay collection, "The Couch, The Clinic, and The Scanner," 11/​14/​2014, at noon. Barnes and Noble, Columbia University Medical Center location, West 168th St. and Haven Ave.

November 20, 2013
"Heal Your Brain: building on new knowledge of the brain to alter the course of one's life," with David Hellerstein, MD
Wainwright House, Rye, NY 3:00-4:30 PM, sponsored by SPRYE

June 11, 2012
"Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well," with David Hellerstein, MD
Community Synagogue, Rye, NY

May 15, 2012
"Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help Our Patients Go from Better to Well," with David Hellerstein, MD
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Lincoln Hospital, Bronx NY

May 11, 2012
"Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well," with David Hellerstein, MD
Keynote Speaker; Westchester County American Psychological Association Annual Meeting
White Plains, NY

May 6, 2012
“Writing for the General Public: The Practicing Psychiatrist Perspective”
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
Philadelphia PA

January 18th 2012
Author @​ the New York Public Library presents: "Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well," with David Hellerstein, MD, at the
Mid-Manhattan Library, Fifth Ave @​ 40th St.
New York, NY

September 12, 2011
NYAM Author Night Series: “Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well”
New York Academy of Medicine
New York, NY

July 16, 2011
"Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well," with David Hellerstein, MD
Northshire Bookstore
Manchester, VT

June 20, 2011
“Incorporating Neuroscience Advances into Clinical Psychiatric Practice”
Psychiatric Grand Rounds
Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday June 7, 2011
"Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well," with David Hellerstein, MD
Mood Disorders Support Group
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY

June 4, 2011
"Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well," with David Hellerstein, MD
Anderson’s Book Store
Larchmont, NY

May 16, 2011
“Incorporating Neuroscience Advances into Clinical Psychiatric Practice”
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting,
Honolulu, Hawaii

March 16, 2011
“Incorporating Neuroscience Advances into Clinical Psychiatric Practice”
Psychiatric Grand Rounds
Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

December 2, 2010
“Incorporating Neuroscience Advances into Clinical Psychiatric Practice”
Psychiatric Grand Rounds
St. Vincent’s Hospital,
Westport, CT


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