Barbara Coffey, MD
Dr. Coffey is an internationally known specialist in Tics and Tourette’s Disorder and related problems. She is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Chief of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also serves as a Research Psychiatrist at the Nathan S. Kline Institute of Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, New York. Prior to her move to the School of Medicine, Dr. Coffey was Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, and Director of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program at the NYU Child Study Center.
Dr. Coffey received her B.A. in Biology and Psychology from the University of Rochester, her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine and her M.S. in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed a residency in general psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Coffey held past positions as Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital and Director of the Tourette's Clinics at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston between 1992 and 2001, and remained on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School as a Clinical Associate at Massachusetts General Hospital until January 2007. Dr. Coffey has repeatedly been recognized by America’s Best Doctors, Boston’s Best Doctors, and New York’s Best Doctors.
Dr. Coffey has served in major national leadership positions in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and was recently appointed as North American representative on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association. As a former member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), and recipient of a TSA Massachusetts Chapter award, Dr. Coffey has served on the Speakers’ Bureau of the joint TSA-CDC Partnership for educational programs throughout the US, and has received ongoing research funding from the organization.
Dr. Coffey served on the Committee on Written Examination in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Steering Committee on Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, Dr. Coffey has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and AdolescentPsychopharmacology.
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