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Shari Lusskin, MD

Shari Lusskin, MD

Director of Reproductive Psychiatry



New York, New York, USA


Dr. Lusskin is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Attending in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is the Director of Psychopharmacologic Agents for the Reproductive Toxicology Center, a Non-Profit Foundation which operates Reprotox®, a computerized database on the reproductive and developmental effects of drugs including during pregnancy and lactation (www.reprotox.org). She founded and directed the Reproductive Psychiatry Program at NYU School of Medicine from 2003-2011. In 2013, she founded the multidisciplinary and multi-institution Reproductive Psychiatry Journal Club at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai which she continues to lead. She was one of the original co-authors of the Perinatal Psychiatry sections in UpToDate (www.uptodate.com) and now serves as a peer-reviewer. She is the current president of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology and chaired the 2016 Biennial Meeting in New York City which drew participants from around the world. She has given lectures on the use of psychotropic medication in pregnancy and lactation to professional and lay audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, India, and South America. In addition to serving on the President’s Advisory Board of Postpartum Support International, she is also on the advisory board of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. She maintains a private practice in New York City.

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