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Over the course of his career in medicine and psychiatry, Dr. Robert McMullen has amassed a number of accomplishments in his field, with notable work in the areas of psychopharmacology, nutritional therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). After graduating from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in English Literature, Dr. Robert McMullen changed his career path and enrolled in premedical studies at Howard University and American University in Washington, D.C. Following completion of his premedical coursework, he gained admission to the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and from 1972 through 1976, he studied all aspects of medical practice. During this time, Dr. Robert McMullen cultivated a proficiency in psychiatry and learned from pioneering figures in psychiatric medicine and psychotherapy, including Harold Searles and Murray Bowen. Following receipt of his M.D. (with honors in Psychiatry) from Georgetown, Dr. Robert McMullen relocated to the greater New York metropolitan area and completed a one-year internship at Overlook Hospital. Between 1977 and 1980, Dr. Robert McMullen fulfilled his residency in psychiatry at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. At the end of this period, he began a highly diversified career as a Psychiatrist, operating in various capacities as a teacher, a member of several facilities’ attending staffs, and a private practitioner. For 30 years, Dr. Robert McMullen taught at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, serving as a medical student group leader, an Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry, a Clinical Consultant in the Facial Pain Clinic (at the College of Dental Medicine), and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. In tandem with his teaching responsibilities at Columbia, Dr. Robert McMullen worked as an attending psychiatrist at Saint Clare’s Hospital, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he worked for three decades. As a private practitioner, Dr. Robert McMullen maintains a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of moderate to severe psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Employing nutritional therapy, behavior and lifestyle modification, psychopharmacology (when appropriate), and other methods of management, Dr. Robert McMullen provides his patients with a wide range of therapeutic options to treat the whole person. Regarded among the foremost psychopharmacologists and psychiatrists in New York City, Dr. McMullen has been featured in Castle Connolly’s guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, for the past 12 years. He holds membership in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), along with other professional organizations.

Work experience

May 1980Present


Robert D. McMullen, MD, PC, private medical practice


Aug 1969Present

University of Maryland
Dec 1970Present

American University

4.0 GPA in Calculus, Chemistry, Biology

Jun 1972Present

Howard University
Jun 1976Present

Honors in psychiatry

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Jun 1980Present

Columbia University School of Medicine and the New York Psychiatric Institute

In addition to the required training in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, I took extra supervision in group therapy and family therapy. I ran a few groups in those 3 years and treated a few couples. At the beginning of the 3rd and last year of residency, one usually passes most of one's patients down to a younger colleague. I, on the other hand, kept virtually all of my patients, and put a significant number of them in group therapy. Many of these followed me into private practice.

Sep 1965May 1969

Washington and Lee University