Allegra Ivana Broft, MD

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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Eating Disorder
  • Women's Mental Health

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry


Selected Publications

  • Broft A, Spanos A, Corwin RX, Mayer L, Steinglass J, Devlin, M, Attia E, Walsh BT : Baclofen as a novel treatment for binge eating: an open-label pilot study. International Journal for Eating Disorders 2007;40: 687-691
  • Martinez D, Narendran R, Foltin RW, Slifstein M, Hwang DR, Broft A, Huang Y, Cooper TB, Fischman MW, Kleber HD, Laruelle M: Amphetamine-induced dopamine release: markedly blunted in cocaine dependence and predictive of the choice to self-administer cocaine. Am J Psychiatry 2007;164: 622-9
  • Steinglass J, Sysko R, Schebendach J, Broft A, Strober M, Walsh BT: The application of exposure therapy and D-cycloserine to the treatment of anorexia nervosa: a preliminary trial. J Psychiatr Pract. 2007;13: 238-45
  • Martinez D, Broft A, Foltin RW, Slifstein M, Hwang DR, Huang Y, Perez A, Frankel WG, Cooper T, Kleber HD, Fischman MW, Laruelle M: Cocaine dependence and D2 receptor availability in the functional subdivisions of the striatum: relationship with cocaine-seeking behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology 2004;29: 1190-1202
  • Martinez D, Broft A, Laruelle M: Pindolol Augmentation of Antidepressant Treatment: Recent Contributions from Brain Imaging Studies. Biological Psychiatry 2000;48: 844-853