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Henry D. Gerson, MD, is Appointed Medical Director for Cayuga Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry







Contact: John W. Turner, VP Public Relations, Liz Heath, Public Relations Specialist, Cayuga Medical Center (607) 274-4498,

Henry D. Gerson, MD, is Appointed Medical Director for Cayuga Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry

September 27, 2010- Ithaca, New York- Henry Gerson, MD, has been appointed the Medical Director of Cayuga Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Gerson has been a psychiatrist at CMC since 2007.

Dr. Gerson graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He then completed his Pre-med studies at Columbia University, and went on to earn his medical doctorate from New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York. From 2002-2006, he completed his internship and residency training in Psychiatry at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in Manhattan. Dr. Gerson then went on to become an attending psychiatrist in the Division of Ambulatory and Community Psychiatry at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Gerson is board certified in psychiatry and neurology.


Dr. Gerson has earned numerous honors including the C. Harold Taylor, MD, Award for Excellence in Psychiatry at St. Vincent in 2006 and a listing in the Consumers’ Research Council Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists. He is also actively involved in committee and leadership. From 2003-2005, he was the president of the House Staff Council and was on the Graduate Medical Education Committee at St. Vincent’s Manhattan. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry of CMC, a member of the Physician Performance Improvement, Credentials and Care Management Committees of CMC and the Compos Mentis Board of Ithaca.


“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Gerson as our Psychology Department Director. His high levels of commitment, knowledge and professionalism have allowed him to provide excellent patient care and will allow him to effectively lead this department,” said president and CEO Dr. Rob Mackenzie. 


Dr. Gerson is fluent in Spanish, and his special interests are stress management, exercise and psychiatry.


Cayuga Medical Center is a 204-bed, state-of-the art regional medical center and is affiliated with many prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY,  the Rochester Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY, and Mayo Medical Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit or call (607) 274-4498.



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