Richard Oberfield, MD, is a clinical professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He is director of the Pediatric Consultation Liaison Unit and director of the Family Therapy Program at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Oberfield is an associate attending physician at Bellevue Hospital Center. His research interests include the diagnostic validity and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents, treatment approaches to posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents, and integration of mental health services in pediatric settings. Dr. Oberfield is board certified in general child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Oberfield received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Oberfield completed his adult psychiatry residency at the NYU School of Medicine and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYULMC and Bellevue Hospital Center. He also completed an externship in family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Dr. Oberfield is a member of a number of professional organizations and has held major offices including board of directors and president of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and co-chair of the New York Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law. Dr. Oberfield has published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. He was recently named US News Top Doctors in Psychiatry.