Meg Spinelli

Psychiatrist, MD

Contact Info

212-864-2205

License

  • Psychiatrist
    New York

Location

350 Central Park West
New York, NY 10025
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Telephone: 212-864-2205

 

 

Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct): Weill Cornell Med College

Dr. Margaret Spinelli is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and a former Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Spinelli is the co-Founder and Former Director of the Women’s Program in Psychiatry at Columbia University and the recipient of research awards from the National Institutes of Mental Health to adapt Interpersonal Psychotherapy to depression and pregnancy. She has an expertise in several psychotherapy modalities including psychodynamic, Transference focused, interpersonal and supportive psychotherapies. Dr. Spinelli’s clinical, teaching, research activities and publications have focused on psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum periods. In the past 20 years, she has taught and lectured all over the world about perinatal depression. She has worked tirelessly to educate medical faculty, nurses and social workers in psychiatry, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology in addition to students and residents in training, She has educated attorneys, law students and judges about the importance of peripartum mental illness and Infanticide.

Awards

2016: Distinguished Lifetime Fellow: American Psychiatric Association

2014: Alexandra Symonds Award: Assoc. of Women Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Association for advancement of women’s mental health in the fields of clinical services, research, and education.

2010: Maternal and Child Health Community Service Award: Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership: New York City Dept. of Mental Health

2010: Channi Kumar Memorial Award: International Marce Society for Prevention of Postpartum Disorders

2004: Manfred S.Guttmacher Award: American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: outstanding literary contribution to psychiatry and the forensic sciences

2005: Residents Choice Award: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute

Hospital Affiliations

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Weill Cornall Medical College

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-864-2205

Education & Training

  • Cornell University Medical College, NY
  • MD, 1988 Cornell University Medical College, NY
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York State Psychiatric Institute

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry

Research

Dr. Spinelli's research activities have focused on psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum periods.

Dr. Spinelli's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health to treat depression during pregnancy Perinatal Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Selected Publications
  • Spinelli M, Endicott J : Controlled Clinical Trial of Interpersonal Psychotherapy Versus Parenting Education Program for Depressed Pregnant Women. American Journal of Psychiatry 2003;160: 555-562
  • Spinelli M: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Perinatal Depression: Handbook 2017
  • Spinelli M: Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers who Kill: , American Psychiatric Press Inc,, Washington, DC, usa, 2002
  • Spinelli M: Maternal Infanticide Associated with Mental Illness: Prevention and the Promise of Saved Lives. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2004;161(9): 1548-57
  • Oren D, Wisner K, Spinelli M. Epperson CN, Peindl K, Terman JS, Terman M: An Open Trial of Morning Light Therapy for Treatment of Antepartum Depression. The American Journal of Psychiatry 2002;159: 666-669
  • Spinelli M: Depression and hormone therapy. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47: 428-436