Michael Benjamin Greenspan, MD

Michael Benjamin Greenspan, MD

Assistant Professor
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Associate Program Director, Residency Training in General Adult Psychiatry
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

As the Associate Director of the Residency Training Program, Dr. Greenspan oversees the didactic curriculum, the R1 and R2 clinical curriculum, the advising program, and resident assessment. He also supervises residents in the outpatient setting and teaches a number of courses. Prior to this role, Dr. Greenspan served as Unit Chief of the Women’s/Perinatal Unit at Zucker Hillside, leading a multidisciplinary specialized team expert in the treatment of perinatal psychiatric illness as well as other women’s mental health issues.

Before joining Northwell, Dr. Greenspan was Associate Program Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His forensic work has included consultation for the NYS Division of Forensic Services/Office of Mental Health (particularly around risk management for both violent and sexual offenses), consultation for court related diversion programs, fitness to return to duty evaluations, and teaching. He has published and presented at national conferences on forensic issues including asylum, violence risk management, landmark legal cases, and hunger strikes.

He received his BA (Cum Laude) from Yale College with a double major in Biology and Economics. He stayed at Yale to complete his medical school training, residency training in general psychiatry, and fellowship training in forensic psychiatry.