Dr. Vivian Shnaidman, MD

Dr. Vivian Shnaidman, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Vivian Shnaidman, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Skillman, NJ and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Tel Aviv University / Sackler Faculty Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.Read her story

10 Vreeland Dr Ste 103

Skillman, NJ 08558

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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ADHD and-or ADD
more than 78% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 62% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
more than 58% of peers

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Dr. Shnaidman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shnaidman "Vivian Chern Shnaidman, MD is an expert in the application of psychiatry to legal matters. She is known for her appearances as an expert on TV and has provided expert testimony in over fifty published court cases. She is a medical doctor board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. In addition to her forensic work, she maintains a boutique clinical practice. Her publications include FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY: A LAWYERS GUIDE (Elsevier), coming in 2016 and two prior works of fiction, LOOSENING OF ASSOCIATIONS and HOMICIDAL INTENT (Random House), as well as several contributions to periodicals. Dr. Shnaidman is a graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine and Bryn Mawr College."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shnaidman "As a psychiatrist, I believe in empowering my patients to improve their lives. I work closely with each individual to ensure that he or she gets the appropriate medication regimen for their symptoms and their lifestyle. I generally refer out for psychotherapy so that I can maintain friendly, interactive relationships with all of my patients and their families. I also believe in collaborating with other treatment providers so we can all work toward the same goals."

2  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

2  Board Certifications

  • Forensic Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

35  Conditions Treated

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13  Procedures

  • ADHD Testing
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Bryn Mawr College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Tel Aviv University / Sackler Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Long Island College Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • New York University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shnaidman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shnaidman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shnaidman to family and friends
32 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Shnaidman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Shnaidman dropped my daughter like a hot potato because she was admitted to a hospital and then sent to a 5 day a week center for a few months. So since she wasn't seeing her for a few months we received a certified letter that she would not be her doctor any more.
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Dr. Shnaidman lashed out at me because of what appeared to be her frustration that I wasn't getting better. She yelled at me for not going to therapy, when I was going to therapy regularly. Eventually, she told me that she didn't want to see me anymore because we weren't getting anywhere. So she...more
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Dr. Schnaidmain's office has not returned repeated calls and messages regarding a prescription refill. I have run out of medication twice and there has still been no response.
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My experiences with Dr. Shnaidman have been very helpful, enlightening and successful. Dr. Shnaidman listens very carefully to me and fully explains her decisions about my care. In addition, she provides excellent counsel and suggestions for me to follow. Dr. Shnaidman is a very intelligent and...more
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Dr. Shnaidman and her office are always helpful. She is efficient and caring. Dr. Shnaidman diagnosed my child after various other doctors did not get it right. Her patience in medication management til it is right is commendable. We will continue to see her and refer. Thanks Dr. Shnaidman. We wish...more
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