Dr. Michael Sternberg, MD

Dr. Michael Sternberg, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Michael Sternberg, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in psychiatry.Read his story

405 N Washington St Ste 104

Falls Church, VA 22046

Contact Information

(703) 760-0013

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Dr. Sternberg's Experience

Dr. Sternberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Sternberg's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sternberg "I studied biology and philosophy at Stanford University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree. Studying both the physical sciences and social sciences, I learned the importance of knowledge in both realms. This informs my clinical style; knowledge of medication effects and side effects, listening closely with compassion, and the determination to reach a goal of 100% improvement, with no further symptoms. I developed a clinical research center, which gave me the opportunity to participate in drug studies that led to FDA approval of medications for treatment resistant depression and ADHD (I was a principal investigator of a study which led to the approval of Adderall XR capsules). This understanding of how medication studies are done helps me evaluate the research data of new medications, informing my decisions for which medication is appropriate for a given patient. I graduated from New York University School of Medicine. This included training at Bellevue Hospital, a legendary Manhattan hospital. There I was given responsibilities not afforded to students who trained at only private hospitals. I was taught that it is my deep obligation to know everything about diagnosing and treating a patient's illness. I often identify other medical illnesses and refer to appropriate specialists. I strive for a good work/life balance, and enjoy playing tennis several times per week. I am also a musician, playing guitar, singing and songwriting, and have performed in many bands. These activities outside of work keep me refreshed and ready to dig in to each case with renewed interest and attention. I enjoy meeting patients for an initial evaluation, getting to know the person, not just eliciting symptoms. Follow up sessions are 30 minutes, which gives me time to assess medications as well as exploring a patient's life in a non-intrusive, non-threatening way. I am married and have two adult children, so know the joys and tribulations of family life!"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sternberg "I work in a collaborative style, have excellent listening skills and am compassionate. The proper diagnosis is a critical starting point in prescribing treatment. Medications are chosen carefully in a thorough discussion with the patient. Having been a primary investigator in many clinical trials and in practice for 30 years, I understand the benefits and possible side effects of medicines. My education from Stanford University and New York University Medical School provides a sound background."

1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

7  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Medication Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • New York University/Bellevue Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Geo Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Nyu Hospitals Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sternberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sternberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sternberg to family and friends
33 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Sternberg's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Very pleasant, very thorough and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Sternberg. He is compassionate and patient. He listens and makes himself available to his patients. Scheduling was a problem for us during the week so his weekend hours were great for us! Dr. Sternberg made me feel comfortable and I was able to talk to him easily. ...more
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He has been of great help to me since the early 1990's.
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Dr. Sternberg's treatment plan of providing medication management with talk therapy has provided me and my family members with excellent mental health care. He has supported us through a number of crises, and I attribute many of the positive changes in my life to his guidance and insight. I feel...more
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Dr. Sternberg is wonderful. He is always very accessible and flexible with appointment times. Highly recommended.
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