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Breck Borcherding, MD

Assistant Professor, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center

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About Breck Borcherding, MD

Breck Borcherding, MD, is Director, Consultation and Training, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities in the Department of Psychiatry at Montefiore, and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He divides time between psychiatric work and teaching at the CERC program of the Rose F. Kennedy Center, teaching in the Department of Psychiatry, and work with the Project TEACH program.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago and then attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1980. At the University of Rochester Medical Center, he completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics, followed by a residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed postgraduate training with an intramural research fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health between 1986 and 1988. From there, he had a career in a private practice with connection to the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins. In 2014, he joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he was Assistant Training Director in Child Psychiatry and Medical Director of the outpatient program at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester, then moving to Einstein/Montefiore.

Dr. Borcherding’s academic interests have focused on ADHD and its relation to other comorbid disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and clinical psychopharmacology in children. He also has strong interests in accessibility of medical services for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, along with collaborative work with pediatricians and other child caregivers. His work has been published in various journals and articles, as well as presented nationally.

Dr. Borcherding serves on two committees of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry- the Collaborative and Integrated Care Committee since 2016 and the Intellectual Disability Subcommittee since 2017. In 2018, he received the Child Psychiatry Teaching Award, presented by the New York-Presbyterian/WeillCornell Medical Center.

Dr. Borcherding is board certified in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.