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 Florida, New York and New Jersey.

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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


Dr. Rubenstein was thorough and made me feel at ease the whole time. He’s insightful and can provide meaningful perspective that really helps!

Patient 6


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


Dr. Rubenstein is hands-down the BEST therapist I have ever seen. Without medication, he helped me emerge from a state of depression and confusion about my job, my relationships, and my place in the world. Moreover, he has helped me evaluate my own thinking and actions to strengthen my own sense of self and to live a meaningful life on my own terms. As far as his practice goes- he is very compassionate, incredibly thoughtful, thorough, and highly communicative. I am in regular contact with him via email between appointments for administrative issues as well as to generally share my thoughts and continue our in-person conversations. He is very quick to respond to outreach and always engages with me. As an added bonus, Dr. Rubenstein also has a mini blog complete with videos on a wide range of topics, which have proven to be a helpful third perspective to engage with. I recommend him to ALL of my friends, both those with an acute need for a psychiatrist as well as those looking to reroute their lives on a more meaningful path than the one they feel they are on.

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