Dr. Mallay Occhiogrosso

About Dr. Occhiogrosso

I am a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College, where I was an award-winning medical student in psychiatry. I did my residency at the Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital Payne Whitney psychiatric residency program—among the few psychiatric treatment centers in the U.S. that specialize in balancing psychopharmacological and psychological management. My lengthy apprenticeship in applying cutting edge neuroscientific findings alongside modern, evidence-based therapeutic techniques informs every aspect of my current approach.

After graduating residency, I was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and attending psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital for seven years. There I worked on the graduate student mental health service; in the Weill Cornell women's program treating peripartum mood disorders, PMS and providing prepregnancy medication consultations; and in the general adult outpatient clinic. I also trained medical students and residents and did grant-winning research on women's mental health. I have been in private practice since 2014 as a member of the Personality Disorders Institute, an international research and clinical training center for TFP (Transference-Focused Psychotherapy), a form of therapy dedicated to treating borderline personality disorder. I lecture and publish internationally in my field and am on the voluntary faculty of Cornell.


Hersh R, Occhiogrosso M (in press), Psychodynamic Aspects of Psychopharmacological Treatment in Narcissistic Patients. In O.F. Kernberg, S. Doering, and H.P. Hartmann (Eds) Handbuch Narzissmus. Stuttgart, Germany: Schattauer.

Occhiogrosso M, discussion of Vigod SN and Taylor VH, “The Psychodynamic
Psychotherapist’s Guide to the Interaction Between Sex, Genes and Environmental Adversity in the Etiology of Depression for Women.” Psychodynamic Psychiatry 2013; 41 (4): 553-561

Altemus M, Neeb CC, Davis A, Occhiogrosso M, Nguyen T, Bleiberg KL, “Phenotypic differences between pregnancy-onset and postpartum-onset major depressive disorder."  J Clin Psychiatry 2012; 73: e1485-91

Occhiogrosso M and Auchincloss EL, “The Challenge of Treating (and Supervising) Patients with Borderline Pathology in a Residents’ Clinic."  Psychodynamic Psychiatry 2012; 40 (3) 451-468

Occhiogrosso M, Omran SS, Altemus M, “Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: Lessons from Clinical and Translational Studies."  American Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 169: 134-140

Robinson G, Stotland N, Russo N, Lang J, Occhiogrosso M, “Is there an ‘Abortion Trauma Syndrome’?: Critiquing the Evidence."  Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2009; 4: 268-290

Daniels JE, Wirth JB, Herrera DG, Simpson EB, Auchincloss EL, Occhiogrosso M, Sobel W, “Headbanging on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: a Vicious Cycle.” Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2007; 15: 70-79


  • Medical School - Cornell University
  • Harvard University (Bachelor's)

Hospital Affiliations

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
  • Association of Women Psychiatrists
  • North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • GAP Fellowship
  • NYPH Falcon Award in Recognition of Superior Performance