About Dr. Rubenstein

Bruce Rubenstein M.D.

Bruce Rubenstein M.D. has been a board certified psychiatrist for over 25 years. He is board-certified with the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Received his B. A. at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed post-baccalaureate studies at Colombia University.   Attended medical school at New York University School of Medicine and graduated with a degree conferred with honors.  Completed his internship at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and then went on to complete his residency in psychiatry at New York University Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident.

He has worked as a senior attending physician in diverse practice settings including psychiatric inpatient care, consultation liaison with other medical departments such as medicine, surgery and obstetrics/gynecology, crisis/emergency psychiatry, and outpatient centers. He has had extensive experience in telemedicine and novel integrations of psychiatric care with primary care centers, hospitalized patients and psychotherapy clinics. He has also had over five years of experience in telemedicine. At the beginning of his career, he was director of outpatient behavioral health services at New York University Medical Center.

Throughout most of his career he has maintained a private practice. In that setting, he is provided talk psychotherapy, medication treatment and a combination of the two. He has worked in various geographical locations including New York, New Jersey, Florida and Maryland. He holds medical licenses in all of these states in addition to Idaho.

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Academic work
He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York University, and Upstate Medical University. He has also taught medical students and residents at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia.

Public health work
He worked in Europe for five years developing and testing medication compliance programs in collaboration with Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He also spent several years developing mental health screening tools for the New York City Department of Health and Human Services.

He has contributed chapters to psychiatric textbooks and given presentations on a number of different topics associated with mental health. He is fluent in Spanish, French and Hebrew and treats patients in these languages.


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Medical Doctor Degree

Medical Doctor Degree conferred with Honors in the Humanities

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Alex Rosen Award Recipient

Alex Rosen Award for Excellence in Medicine and the Humanities

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Herman Wortis Neuropsychiatric Award

Herman Wortis Neuropsychiatric Award for Excellence in Psychiatry, Neurology and Medicine


Words cannot express Dr. Rubenstein’s professionalism and knowledge within the realm of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.  During the last ten years in my career as a mental health counselor, I have had the experience of becoming acquainted with many colleagues, including psychiatrists with the interest in helping progress the lives of our patients.  None can compare to the competence and empathy that Dr. Rubenstein has been capable of displaying. He is deeply invested in learning the problems of each individual patient and works tirelessly to create solutions. He is not only is an amazing independent clinician, but he is also a stalwart advocate for the best interest of each patient.

Sandra A. Julien


I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Rubenstein over the last year. He was always easily accessible. On a few occasions, he greatly overextended himself in order to assist the entire treatment team.  His knowledge spans a wide variety of topics not simply limited to psychiatry.  Dr. Rubenstein is well-spoken, culturally sensitive and able to rephrase medical information in layman’s terms for patients. He is timely, thorough and appropriate with great bedside manner.  He is able to put an enthusiastic spin on nearly any topic. I would highly recommend Dr. Rubenstein’s psychiatric services to anyone seeking help and wellness.

Megan Powell


I worked for years with Dr. Rubenstein in the emergency department. I was always impressed with how quickly he earned rapport with patients who presented in crisis. Dr. Rubenstein is an empathetic listener, and is efficiently results-oriented for stabilization and long-term management. Before recommending treatment options, he takes a careful history, and he always accounts for each patient’s unique goals, experiences with medications, other medical conditions, and additional mental health needs. I have seen so many patients reach an improved quality of life under his care. With his expert knowledge and personal care, I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Rubenstein to any patient with mental health concerns.

Brian K. Barlow, M.D., Ph.D.

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