Alan Schlechter, MD, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center. He teaches a course, “The Science of Happiness,” in the Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies at NYU. Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Schlechter completed his adult training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he received the Residency Research Award for his work on the evaluation of the doctor-patient relationship in schizophrenia. Areas of interest include positive psychology and preventive psychiatry.
Dr. Schlechter completed his undergraduate education at Wesleyan University and his medical education at Mount Sinai, where he was awarded the Dr. M. Ralph Kaufman Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry and the Mount Sinai Award for Community Service and Academic Achievement. Dr. Schlechter previously served as chief resident during his residency training and as associate director of the residency training program in child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center.