Born in Brooklyn, New York, nationally recognized Psychiatrist, Doctor Alan Manevitz, was destined to embrace a unique compassion for those who struggle with serious mental health issues. He grew up as a young boy with a growing interest in medicine and would become a successful graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980. He went on to complete his residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1984 where he subsequently completed an advanced pharmacology fellowship and sex therapy training in 1985. Dr. Manevitz opened his own private practice in Manhattan, New York nearly three decades ago and embarked on a mission to fulfill his desire to treat those who struggled with mental illness.
Today, Dr. Manevitz has been practicing clinical Psychiatry for nearly four decades and is highly regarded and beloved by his dedicated patients. He attends regular speaking engagements on behalf of Payne Whitney-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is also a clinical associate professor. He teaches at Weill-Cornell Medical School and he is a longstanding attending physician at New York Presbyterian and Lenox Hill Hospitals.
He is a well-rounded Psychiatrist with many primary areas of focus to include: Martial, Family and Sex Therapy, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bi-Polar Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Advanced Psychopharmacology. In addition, Dr. Manevitz was the first clinical Psychiatrist in New York to begin prescribing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatments, (a non-invasive procedure which stimulates various brain regions responsible for depression), for patients who have been diagnosed with severe and untreatable depression. As one of the first 10 clinical pioneers of TMS treatments in the United States, Dr. Manevtiz has a unique first-hand knowledge and experience in the positive effects of TMS treatment.
Dr. Manevitz gives his patients a personal and individual approach to the treatment and management of their behavioral health. He believes in a “patient first” approach which allows each patient to develop a unique, special and deeply rooted doctor-patient relationship. Many of his patients have been dedicated patients who have continued to rely on Dr. Manevitz for treatment year after year. Dr. Manevitz includes services such as house calls, phone sessions, text communications and emergency after-hours crisis intervention as the complete care package that his patients receive under his care.
His proven success, reputation and patient relationships speak for themselves. Dr. Manevitz has been named a New York Time’s Super Doctor for the last 15 years in a row (2002-2017) and was inducted into the New York Time’s Super Doctors Hall of Fame just this year, 2017. He has been named one of the Top Doctors in America by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a New York Magazine Best Doctor and one of the Best Doctors of America.
As a notable empath in the community, Dr. Manevitz is no stranger to trauma response. He was amongst a team of first responders in both the February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks; he assisted in trauma response during the TWA Flight 800 and Swiss Air flight disasters and provided nurturing support to those in need following Hurricane Katrina. In 2004 Dr. Manevitz was honored by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for his outstanding clinical work, his role in educating the public in psychiatry and his noble heroism in volunteering in disaster situations.
To better understand how Dr. Manevitz has gained such notoriety and high-regard, below is a list of his additional greatest achievements:
- Acting Co-Principle Investigator of treatment strategies in Schizophrenia
- Office of Public Education in Psychiatry and Public Health
- President of the National Mental Health Project
- Founder/Co-Chairman of E-Shrinks, Inc.
- Partner of The Doctor’s Investment Fund
- Board Member and Serves on the Educational Committee of The Moth, a non-profit organization
Awards and Honors:
- Riverdale Mental Health Association, Honoree of the Year
- Red Cross Special Recognition Award-TWA Flight 800 tragedy
- Golden Cine Award presented to “Back from Madness: The Struggle for Sanity” Documentary, as Co-Executive Producer
- National Academy of Arts and Sciences Emmy Award as Co-Executive Producer
- Lhlamon Award for Excellence in Research
- NY-APA District Award for Research
Dr. Manevitz continues to embrace the need of each patient with empathy, compassion and a willingness to help his patients gain the utmost functionality in their lives. He does not consider himself simply a “Doctor”, but instead a human being who understands the need for others to live happy, manageable and fulfilling lives.