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Catherine Birndorf, MD

Co-Founder, CEO and Medical Director

Catherine Birndorf, MD, is a Reproductive Psychiatrist, the Co-Founder, CEO, and Medical Director of The Motherhood Center of New York. Dr. Birndorf is the Founding Director of the Payne Whitney Women’s Program at Weill Cornell Medicine – New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, she is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology. A graduate of Smith College, Dr. Birndorf attended Brown University Medical School and did her Psychiatry Residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

A past Postpartum Support International board member, Dr. Birndorf now serves on the President’s Advisory Council. For ten years, Dr. Birndorf was a regular mental health columnist for SelfMagazine and has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and CNN. Dr. Birndorf’s first book, The Nine Rooms of Happiness, was an NYTimes bestseller published in 2010. Her most recent book, published by Simon & Schuster in 2019, is entitled What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood.


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