Dr. Lloyd Sederer of New York City serves as Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health. In this role, as New York State?s "chief psychiatrist", Dr. Sederer provides medical leadership for New York?s $4B mental health system, including accredited hospitals and community services in every county of New York State.
Dr. Sederer previously was Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Services in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2002-2007, overseeing all mental hygiene services in NYC as its "chief psychiatrist". Previously, he served as Director, Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association in Washington DC, and prior to that as Medical Director and Executive Vice President of McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, a not-for-profit hospital of the Harvard Medical School and one of the world?s foremost psychiatric hospitals.
He has served as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and published seven books, two through multiple editions, and over 200 professional articles and reports. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/ Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Sederer is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the City College of New York and received his medical degree with honors from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center. He is a regular commentator on the Huffington Post. Most recently, Dr. Sederer was recognized as the 2009 Psychiatric Administrator of the year by the American Psychiatric Association and was awarded a Rockefeller Bellagio Scholar in Residence grant.