Rebecca Birnbaum, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Rebecca Birnbaum received a BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University along with high honors. After obtaining an MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Birnbaum was a Phipps Resident in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She then completed a schizophrenia research fellowship at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Birnbaum is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine, Jacobi Hospital Center
Residency, Clinical Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Gene Discovery, Gene Expressions, Genetics, Neurobiology, Prefrontal Cortex, RNA, Schizophrenia
Dr. Birnbaum's research interests focus on translating the emerging findings of complex genetic risk of schizophrenia, to elucidate biological mechanisms of risk. Within patients, to improve diagnostic precision, and to improve therapeutic potential by employing gene-based or genotype-based strategies.