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Carly Snyder

Carly Snyder

Carly Snyder, MD
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New York, NY 10028

New York

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Dr. Snyder is one of a small cohort of medical physicians in New York City specializing in reproductive and perinatal psychiatry. She works with women struggling with emotional symptoms throughout their reproductive years. Her unique approach combines traditional psychiatric treatment with integrative medicine-based treatments. 

Dr. Snyder is an attending physician on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center. She also holds a teaching appointment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is an assistant attending with a teaching appointment at Weill-Cornell in the Payne Whitney Women’s Program.

Dr. Snyder is the former research chair for the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Board of Directors and is currently on their Advisory Council. PSI is the leading national organization providing awareness, prevention, resources, and treatment of mental illnesses related to childbearing. frequent lecturer on the topic of women’s health and wellness. Her weekly radio and HuffPost parenting blog share the “MD for Moms” moniker. She also is a regular contributor to many popular websites and a member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium and Robyn.

Her weekly radio show, MD for Moms, can be heard Wednesdays at 1pm ET on the BBM Global Network, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn radio, or anytime on

Dr. Snyder is passionate about improving the public’s understanding of perinatal mood disorders to reduce stigma and improve women’s access to care.

Published In:

New York Super Doctors 2023
New York Rising Stars 2022
New York Rising Stars 2021
New York Rising Stars 2020
New York Rising Stars 2019

About Carly Snyder

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Graduation Year: 2007

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

Doctor’s Choice Award Recipient: 2014, 2015 & 2016: City Winner, New York; June 2015 & August 2016: Top Psychiatrist of the Month; 2016: Top 10

Doctor's Choice Award ,

Professional Activity:

Current President’s Advisory Committee Member, former Research Chair, Board Member, Postpartum Support International (PSI), the world's leading organization supporting women and their families struggling with perinatal mental illness. Initial term began in 2014 and continues currently as part of a second term.

PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.

It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.

I am on the Verywell Medical Review Board and a member of the Independent Doctors of New York,  Robyn network, and Women’s Mental Health Consortium. 

Community Service:

I am on the board for the non-profit ‘Help Us Adopt' and the benefit committee for the non profit Ballet Academy East.

I strongly support and advocate on behalf of COHI (Circle of Health International), and raise funds on their behalf.

During the COVID19 pandemic, I established and organized the NYC Family Fund with another woman in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) and bStrong. Our initiative raises money for cash cards for underprivileged families in NYC with children in the public school system profoundly impacted by COVID19. We also partnered with several food distributors to provide food to these families. 

Daily Harvest and I partnered during the COVID19 pandemic to support frontline physicians - I helped facilitate their donation of nearly 100 meals to MDs/DOs working hard for the sickest amongst us. 

I ran the NYC marathon 2015, 2016 and 2017 on behalf of Team For Kids, and I ran the 2017 Chicago Marathon on behalf of Lurie Children's Hospital. I also ran the 2018 and 2019 Chicago Marathons in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charity, and the Marine Corps and Philadelphia Marathons also in 2018. I was scheduled to run the Chicago marathon in 2020 for Ronald McDonald House and the NYC marathon for Help Us Adopt, however, both were canceled due to COVID. I have still raised funds for both charities this year and plan to run these races in 2023.

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Weekly radio show, 'MD for Moms' on TuneIn Radio and the BBM Global Network. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Each week, Dr Snyder interviews female physicians from various specialties on topics related to women and their families - this long lasting series is called ‘Mama Docs On Call.’


HuffPost Blog: 'MD for Moms' (posts exclusively written by Carly Snyder, MD)

Derish N, Occhiogrosso M, Martino M, Snyder C: The Capacity Consult For Abortion During Acute Psychiatric Illness – Two Cases. Poster accepted and presented, NASPOG Biannual Meeting; Philadelphia, April 2018.

Derish N, Singley D, Muskal M, Meyer B, Snyder C: Development and Implementation of PSI Support Online Support Meetings: Who Are Our Members? Poster accepted and presented, NASPOG Biannual Meeting; Philadelphia, April 2018.

Derish N, Singley D, Muskal M, Meyer B, Snyder C: Development and Implementation of PSI Support Online Support Meetings: Who Are Our Members? Poster accepted and presented, Postpartum Support International Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, July 2017.

Einarson A, Snyder C, Robinson G: Comment and Response: Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(7):710-711.

Lin D, Snyder C et al: Sexual Functioning in Schizophrenia. Poster Accepted, World Congress of Psychiatry; September 2014

Lin D, Snyder C et al: Sexual Functioning in Schizophrenia. Poster Accepted, Sexual Medicine Society of North America; November 2013

Ascher M, Leibu O, Snyder C: Serious Mental Illness and Family Planning. The Bulletin of the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP); September 21, 2012

Snyder C, Occhiogrosso M, Fins J: The Capacity Consult for Request for Abortion During Acute Psychiatric Illness: Two Cases. (Manuscript in preparation)

Gabbay V, Coffey BJ, Babb JS, Meyer L, Snyder C (nee Wachtel), Anam S, Rabinovitz: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS): A Comparison of Diagnosis and Treatment in the Community and a Specialty Clinic. Pediatrics. 2008

Marcus DL, Freedman ML, Snyder C (nee Wachtel): Cholinesterase Inhibitors Attenuate Beta Amyloid Induced Apoptosis in Rat Acute Explant Hippocampal Slices Via Inhibition of Caspase-3 Activation. A New Development in Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2003

I also routinely lecture for 'The Pregnant New Yorker,' and at women led events  such as with Beyond Mother’s Day campaign hosted by Robyn, By Chloe and Kindbody as well as at numerous perinatal conferences. I am also part of the Robyn Network.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Press & Videos


Coronavirus Updates: “The Psychological impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic on Reproduction”, with Dr. Carly Wachtel-Snyder, MD, Reproductive & Perinatal Psychiatrist.

We discussed

▶️ Infertility, Pregnancy, Delivery and Postpartum during this Pandemic.
▶️ Managing Mood, Stress and Anxiety during this Pandemic.
▶️ Use of Doulas and other support systems during Pregnancy, Delivery and Postpartum.
▶️ How Virtual Support Systems, including Telemedicine, can help during this Pandemic.
▶️ Support systems for those experiencing Domestic Violence during the Pandemic.
▶️Peri-Menopause & Menopause: coping during the Pandemic.

The Psychological impact of Coronavirus / COVID19 pandemic on reproduction with Dr Carly Snyder’ on Dr Cindy M.P. Duke, M.D., PhD, FACOG’s FB live program , 2020

The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino , 2018

Interview by Doctor's Choice Awards TV about my practice and philosophy of care. 

An Interview With New York Psychiatrist Dr Carly Snyder, 2017

Interview by Christina Burns of Naturna Institute about my approach and belief in the benefits of holistic and collaborative care. 

Interview of Dr Carly Snyder , 2017


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Educational Background:

Dr. Snyder graduated with a BS from Emory University in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology. She went to medical school at New York University, and completed her internship and general adult psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She obtained additional sub-specialized elective training in Reproductive Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Women’s Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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