About Carly Snyder, M.D.

Dr. Snyder is one of a small cohort of medical physicians in New York City specializing in reproductive psychiatry. 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 Mount Sinai 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.Carly Snyder MD Headshot

Dr. Snyder was on the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Board of Directors as the Research Chair for several years, and now serves on the President’s Advisory Board. PSI is the leading national organization providing awareness, prevention, resources and treatment of mental illnesses related to childbearing. She frequently speaks to various audiences, such as ‘The Pregnant New Yorker,’ and at professional conferences and meetings. Dr. Snyder is also a member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium.

Dr. Snyder is the Director of Women’s Health for Family Health Associates.

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 via iTunes (search for BBM talk radio then MD for Mom’s under podcasts) or at  boldbravemedia.com/shows/md-for-moms/. Dr. Snyder’s HuffPost parenting blog shares the MD for Moms moniker.

Select Achievements

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center (New York, New York)
    • Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry
    • Clinical Course Director, Reproductive Psychiatry Elective Rotation
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, New York)
    • Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • The Payne Whitney Women’s Program, New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Assistant Attending, Department of Psychiatry
  • Executive Board Member, Research Chair, Postpartum Support International
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • Doctor’s Choice Award Recipient: 2014, 2015 & 2016: City Winner, New York; June 2015 & August 2016: Top Psychiatrist of the Month; 2016: Top 100
  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • New York State Medical License Holder


Dr. Snyder graduated with a BS from Emory University in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology. She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, 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.


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

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