About Dr. Gail Saltz

Dr. Gail Saltz is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of medicine and a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. A frequent contributor in the media, she is a columnist, bestselling author, podcast host and television commentator and one of the nation’s foremost go-to experts on a variety of psychological and mental health issues, especially those pertaining to women’s emotional well-being, relationships, and the mental health aspects of current news.

Dr. Saltz has appeared on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, Dateline, 20/20, Primetime, Today, CNN, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show and more. She is the emotional wellness contributor to Health magazine and Health.com, Chair of the 92nd Street Y 7 Days of Genius Advisory Committee, and Consultant and Event Moderator for the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative.

Dr. Saltz has been featured or quoted in the Associated Press, Newsweek, O Magazine, Parade, Redbook, Woman’s World, Town & Country, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, WebMD and numerous others. In addition to her work with 7 Days of Genius, she hosts two series at the famed 92nd Street Y: Strength of Mind, where she interviews celebrities and extraordinary individuals – including luminaries such as Woody Allen, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Howie Mandell, Rosie O’Donnell, and more – about psychologically interesting issues; and Psychobiography, sharing a look inside the minds of historical icons.

Dr. Saltz is the author of the critically-acclaimed Becoming Real: Defeating the Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us Back, Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie and The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead to a Better Life. She has also written two children’s books, Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts and Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality. Her latest book, The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius, will be released March 7, 2017 (Flatiron).

In September 2016, Dr. Saltz will launch The Power of Different podcast. Each episode will examine the minds of today’s high achievers as well historic icons who not only overcame being “different” or other life struggles, but THRIVED because of them. Featuring achievers, influencers and icons from any area of accomplishment including arts, music, science, tech, finance, sports, law, medicine and more, The Power of Different will share an eye-opening look at the remarkable ways disorder can result in some or our world’s greatest achievements.

Dr. Saltz graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and served her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Cornell-Weill School of Medicine and The New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her undergraduate studies were at Lehigh University, where she earned a B.A. in Biology and Psychology. She lives in New York City with her family and has a private practice in Manhattan.