Dr. Donald Klein, MD

Dr. Donald Klein, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 89
Dr. Donald Klein, MD is a psychiatry specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 61 years. He graduated from Nyu Graduate School and specializes in psychiatry, adult & pediatric psychiatry, and more.Read his story

171 E 84th St Apt 16D

New York, NY 10028

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Dr. Klein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Klein "My career hs been primarily related to clinical trials of psychiatric treatments,both psychotherapy and phamacotherapy .With my discovery of imipramine treatment for panic attacks and agoraphobia there has been been revolutionary changes in diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately much public information has been warped by various partisan ,usually income or profit centered,views that are stated as facts. My position is well known as an objective critic and innovative scientist and clinician. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Klein "The secret to good care is close monitoring when that is required: diagnosis and initiation of treatment. Family must be used as informants and to deal with misconceptions and anxieties.

Close monitoring is also required  during changes in treatment. Here the use of the telephone and email are helpful.

My time spent with patients during the workup period is often extended. Ninety minute sessions are usual.

I am easily available for emergency calls.

I do psychothrapeutic education and support. My views on psychotherapy are heavily influenced by Jerome Frank's focus on demoralization secondary to life defeats. These may stem from environmental and/or biological factors. Dissecting these issues out and appropriately tailoring treatment requires experience and expertise."

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6  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult & Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Psychiatry Pharmacology
  • Pain Medicine Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

14  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Colby College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Nyu Graduate School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1952
  • Usphs Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1953
  • Usphs Hosp Lexington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1955
  • Creedmoor State Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1957
  • Ny Psychoanalytic Ins
    Other Education | Completed 1961

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Klein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Klein Says:

All surveys suffer from possible selection biases . Obviously those patients who express opinions are far from a representative sample of patients treated. They may be particularly disappointed,enthusiastic, etc. Further presenting average ratings based on samples of two is positively misleading as to the strength of this judgment.

These potential biases should be clarified by HealthGrades or they are self convicted of


Patient Comments (1)

This Dr. completely saved my life when others could not figure out what to do with me. I saw him 25 years ago. Drs were testing me for multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia....I was self-mutilating, had one bout in rehab, seizures from drug addiction, and I now hold a PhD from one of the top...more
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