Devra Braun, MD

Devra Braun, MD, a Board Certified psychiatrist, is Director of the Psychiatry Department at Greenwich Hospital.  She has lectured widely and written many peer-reviewed medical articles and book chapters on topics including eating disorders, pregnancy, anxiety and depression.

A Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical College, she teaches the Mind-Brain course to Cornell medical students.  An NYU Medical School graduate, she was a resident, NIMH researcher, and medical director of an inpatient eating disorder treatment at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division.

Dr. Braun is former Chairperson of the Neuroscience Committee at the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) — a group of nationally recognized psychiatric leaders. She maintains a cutting-edge expertise in evidence-based mind-body treatments. She enjoys collaborating with patients to teach them to use visualizations, self-hypnosis and mindfulness techniques to help manage anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks and other conditions.


  • B.A. cum laude, Cornell University
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Columbia University
  • M.D., NYU Medical School
  • Internship: The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division
  • Residency Training: The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division

Fellowships, Licenses and Research

  • Readers Digest Fellow in Eating disorders, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester
  • Principal Investigator for National Institute of Mental Health Research grant on bright light therapy for bulimia
  • Licensed physician in CT and NY
  • Board certified in Psychiatry since 1992
  • Board certified hypnotherapist and consultant for ASCH –(American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

Academic and Hospital Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical College 1991-ongoing
  • Associate Attending physician, Greenwich Hospital 1998-ongoing
  • Consultant to Jewish Family Services, 2013

Memberships and Committee Appointments

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH: Consultant and Certified Hypnotherapist)
  • Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP)