Specialty Areas: Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychopharmacology, Mood and Bipolar Disorders, Tourette’s Disorder.
Dr. Hirsch has more than twenty-five years of experience in treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. He is medical director of the NYU Child Study Center, vice chair for clinical affairs for the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as an assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Hirsch has been consistently recognized as one of the New York metropolitan area’s Top Doctors and is listed in the Best Doctors in America database, a leading resource linking consumers to medical care.
Dr. Hirsch has been involved in several industry and government-funded studies. He is the author of various books, book reviews, monographs, and abstracts and is an associate editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. He lectures on psychopathology and child and adolescent development to residents and medical students at NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Hirsch earned his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at the Westchester Division of New York Hospital in White Plains, and a fellowship in child psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Hirsch is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Castle Connolly as one of the New York Metro Area's Top Doctors for 10 years in a row!
Included in 2005–2006 Best Doctors in America database, a leading resource linking consumers to expert medical care
Included in 2007–2008 Best Doctors in America database, a leading resource linking consumers to expert medical care
In the News
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics
Dr. Glenn Hirsch commented on a new study that found Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes, could be used to prevent weight gain for children taking atypical antipsychotics. Many children taking these drugs experience significant weight gain – as much as a pound a week in some cases. Dr. Hirsch recommended that adults or children who have already taken other measures to prevent weight gain, such as exercise and meeting with a nutritionist, talk to their doctor about whether Metformin is right for them. (December 4, 2006)
Depression Drugs' Risks to Kids Kept Secret
Dr. Glenn Hirsch spoke to WebMD about safety issues surrounding antidepressants and kids, specifically SSRIs. (April 14, 2004)