Dr. Steven A. Weisblatt
A psychiatric consultant for 23 years, Steven Weisblatt, MD originally intended to pursue a different career pat in medicine. In 1979, after graduation from Yeshiva University, he entered the Doctor of Medicine program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In 1988, he graduated from the residency training program in psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. Hoping to practice psychoanalysis and family therapy, Dr. Weisblatt embarked on a program of advanced family training at the Bronx Psychiatric Center as well as an advanced psychotherapy training program at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology in Manhattan, New York.
Steven Weisblatt, MD began to consider becoming a psychiatric consultant on diagnosis and psychopharmacology when his work with the Canadian Ministry of Health started to take considerable time away from his advanced therapy studies. After deciding the need was great to get patients accurate diagnosis and effective psychopharmacolgy, he withdrew from advanced therapy training and instead focused his efforts on teaching, consultation and private practice. His initial office was in the New York area, until a need arose to consult in Pennsylvania, on behalf of the state, as a result of a consent decree in federal court which required the Commonwealth to engage an expert in diagnosis and pharmacolgy to train psychiatrists around the state.
Early in his career, Steven Weisblatt, MD gained wide acclaim for his services. At the 1991 International Conference on Mental Handicap and Mental Health held by the World Psychiatric Congress, he gave two presentations: “Differential Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders in Mental Handicap” and “Overview of Clinical Psychopharmacology in Behavioral Disorders.” In 1995, he also offered two presentations at the First Congress on Mental Health in Mental Retardation: “Incorporating Concepts of Trait and State in Formulating Diagnostic Hypotheses” and “Best Practices in Psychiatry.” That same year, he received a John Heinz Friend of Nursing Award from the Pennsylvania Nurses Association. Dr. Weisblatt became only the second physician to receive that honor. His predecessor was the inventor of polio vaccine, Dr. Jonas Salk, who received the award in 1958.
For more than 13 years, Steven Weisblatt, MD has been described as one of the best doctors in New York and in the U.S..