Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and has a private practice in Manhattan. She is the senior author of both The Gravity of Weight: A Clinical Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance (2010) and The Art of Marriage Maintenance (2005.) She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has her M.D. degree from Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatric Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and is Board Certified in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Graduate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, an elected member of the Vidonia Club, a member of the prestigious Institutional Review Board of The Rockefeller University, and an elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.