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Lori Plutchik, M.D.


Lori Plutchik, M.D., is a distinguished board-certified psychiatrist in New York City, who has been in practice for over 25 years. She specializes in the medication management of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma, pregnancy-related conditions, and patients dealing with complex medical conditions. As a proponent of personalized medicine, Dr. Plutchik provides genetic testing for patients, significantly reducing the trial and error associated with selecting the most effective and well-tolerated medications.

Dr. Plutchik has volunteered extensively over the years and has been at the forefront of psychiatric support following major crises, including the TWA Flight 800 crash and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, she co-founded the program Caring For Caregivers NYC, which provided pro bono mental health services to NYC physicians battling COVID-19 on the front lines.

Dr. Plutchik holds degrees from Barnard College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Plutchik is the daughter of Dr. Robert Plutchik, the internationally recognized psychologist who developed Plutchik’s Theory of Emotions. Her son Joshua Plutchik is currently pursuing studies in psychology and media communications at NYU.

Through her blog, Dr. Plutchik shares her insights, experiences, and the latest advancements in psychology and psychiatry.

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