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Qualifications and Experience
Susan Abbott MD is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in New York City, New York. An expert in psychopharmacology with special expertise in pediatric psychopharmacology, Dr. Abbott treats all childhood and adult psychiatric disorders with over two decades of experience. In private practice since 1991, Dr. Abbott was also the founding medical director of the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York from 1993 to 2008 and Unit Chief of the Chid and Adolescent Inpatient units at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 2009-2011.
Dr. Abbott's private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan provides initial diagnostic psychiatric evaluations and treatment from preschool age and above. She has extensive experience in treating Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) including ADHD in populations where it may be under-recognized such as in girls, in gifted and talented youth and when co-occurring with other psychiatric disorders or symptoms.
Her expertise includes safe, effective and conservative antidepressant medication treatment in moderate to severe depression and suicidality. In addition, Dr. Abbott also provides second opinion consultations for evaluation of medication management.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Abbott was very personable, thorough, efficient, and focused on evaluating and addressing the problems motivating my appointment. I felt like Dr. Abbott was able to size me up quickly and asked relevant and thoughtful questions. An appointment was available and confirmed quickly, there was no waiting, and follow-up was planned. Highly recommended!
Excellent! My young daughter and I both see Dr. Abbott regularly. Lovely personality, zero wait time, and very knowledgeable.
Dr Abbott is conforting and very knowledgable.
Dr. Abbott is very knowledgable and has great bedside manner. My son was very comfortable during the interview and we felt very confident about her. I highly recommend her to other people.
Dr. Abbott is professional and caring. Patiently listened to our stories and answered all questions. It is a heart broken experience to have a teenage daughter suffering from depression. We have confidence that working with Dr. Abbott will help our daughter get out of this trap.
Dr. Abbott was easy to talk to, seemed to understand my very complex medical history, and made me feel validated and understood. While I don't like that I have to go, she made me feel more comfortable about being there by the end of my initial consultation.
The doctor easily established a connection with my child and I immediately felt that we were in competent hands. My child was also pleased with the initial consultation and will continue with therapy sessions.
I automatically got a good vibe from Dr. Abbott when entering her office. She made me feel very comfortable in my initial appointment. Dr. Abbott is very kind woman. While speaking with her I almost felt like I knew her for years, that is how comfortable she made me feel. I highly recommend Dr. Abbott.