Julia Samton, MD

  • Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Manhattan Neuropsychiatric
  • New York, NY   
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Contact me for: Neuropsychological Testing & Treatment

Dr. Julia Samton is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and is currently the Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric, P.C. Dr. Samton is a voluntary faculty member at New York Hospital Weill Cornell and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Through an individualized combination of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and behavioral counseling, Dr. Samton is dedicated to helping her patients lead more satisfying lives. At Manhattan Neuropsychiatric, Dr. Samton also provides neuropsychological testing to diagnose and treat ADHD, guide career selection, and help optimize professional and academic achievement.

Dr. Samton first became interested in psychology and theories of the mind at a young age after exploring the writings of Freud from her father’s old University texts. Since then she has always been fascinated with how the brain impacts emotions and decided to pursue a dual residency training in neurology and psychiatry. Her unique background allows her to understand the biological basis of behavior, mood, and affect, and have a greater perspective on emotional development.

Dr. Samton graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Vermont, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed her residencies in Psychiatry and Neurology at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. Following her training, she served as an Attending Physician at New York Hospital, where she developed and ran the Neuropsychiatry Consultation and Evaluation Service, the first of its kind in New York City. During her position at New York Hospital, she was an investigator on several research protocols examining traditional and alternative approaches to medical and emotional disorders.

After developing an expertise in academia, Dr. Samton founded Manhattan Neuropsychiatric, where she continues her clinical and scientific endeavors. As a voluntary faculty member at New York Hospital Weill Cornell and Lenox Hill Hospital, she takes part in medical student and resident education and serves as a mentor to students and young physicians interested in the field of neuropsychiatry. She also supervises residents in matters related to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

Dr. Samton resides in New York City with her husband and two children.

Hospital Affiliations:
- Assistant Attending in Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian-Weil Cornell Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

- Assistant Attending, Lenox Hill Hospital in Neurology and Psychiatry, New York, N.Y.

Professional Honors:
- Best Trainee Paper Award, The Society for Liaison Psychiatry, June 2004

- Resident Research Award, American Psychiatric Association New York Regional Branch, May, 2004

- Second Annual Dementia Congress Fellowship Award, September, 2003
- Society for Biological Psychiatry, Lilly Fellowship Award, April, 2000

Professional Activity and Research
- Director, Manhattan Neuropsychiatric, P.C.
- Assistant Director, New York Headache Center
- Investigator, S-Adenosyl-methionine (SAM-E) Treatment of depression in Parkinson’s Disease, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Division
- Neuropsychiatric Consult Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Division

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