Margaret E. Hertzig, MD

Title: Psychiatrist
Company: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Location: Bronx, New York, United States

Margaret E. Hertzig, MD, Psychiatrist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements and leadership in child psychiatry.

Finding her field to be serendipitous, Dr. Hertzig is an attending psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine since 1995, as well as a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine. She began her career as a rotating intern at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital and Medical Center in 1960, completing this role in one year before moving up the ranks to pediatrics resident from 1961 to 1962. A psychiatric resident at Bellevue Hospital from 1962 to 1964 and research fellow at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine from 1964 to 1966, she then joined Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of psychiatry and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate attending psychiatrist from 1977 to 1995. During this time, she also served the Payne Whitney Clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as the director of the child/adolescent outpatient department from 1977 to 2002. Later on, Dr. Hertzig was the interim vice chair of child and adolescent psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine from 2002 to 2009.

Prior to the start of her career, Dr. Hertzig pursued a formal education at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1956. She then attended NYU, where she attained an MD in 1960. Since graduating, she became a diplomate through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry in 1968 and child psychiatry in 1975, respectively, and consulted for Special Citizens Inc., in New York in 1980. A fellow of the NYU School of Medicine from 1964 to 1966 and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Hertzig won the Hulse Award from the New York Council of Child Psychiatry, and was listed among New York Magazine’s Top Doctors for her outstanding contributions to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry from 2000 to 2006. Moreover, she was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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