Richard G. Hersh, MD
Special Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Hersh received his undergraduate B.A. degree in History from Stanford University and his M.D. degree from George Washington University. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Northwestern University and earned a certificate in psychoanalytic training from the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
Dr. Hersh was an attending psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospitals while an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School before coming to Columbia University Medical Center where he was a psychiatrist on the inpatient service before serving for fifteen years as the Associate Director of the Department of Psychiatry's Intensive Outpatient Program.
Dr. Hersh has been trained in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) for treatment of personality disorders and has fulfilled the requirements for Teacher and Supervisor status in TFP; he also teaches Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder (GPM) in the residency curriculum. Dr. Hersh serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
Dr. Hersh was named Columbia University Psychiatry Residency Teacher of the Year in 2012 and received the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Lionel Ovesey Award in 2012.
Dr. Hersh has been a supervisor in the Columbia Psychiatry Residency Psychopharmacology and Long-term Psychotherapy programs.