Mark J. Petrini, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
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Dr. Petrini received his BA and PhD from the University of Michigan. He graduated from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell, Payne Whitney Clinic. After a fellowship in Emergency Psychiatry at Columbia he joined the Department of Psychiatry and served for six years as Associate Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Service at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He trained in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) for treatment of personality disorders and has fulfilled the requirements for Teacher and Supervisor status for TFP.


He currently teaches principles of psychiatric management in the residency program in the Columbia University Department of Medicine and teaches a residency elective course on the Introduction to TFP in NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He participates in research at the Personality Disorders Institute at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Psychotherapy

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry


  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Residency: Weill Cornell - Payne Whitney Clinic
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center