Felice Tager, PHD

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Dr. Felice Tager received her Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Yeshiva University. She is currently an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology (in psychiatry) at Columbia Presbyterian Medical center. Dr. Tager does research in breast cancer survivorship and she is currently the principal investigator of a research project focusing on the cognitive and psychological issues in breast cancer survivors. In addition to research, Dr. Tager is part of a faculty practice where she does primarily cognitive behavioral therapy. She works with medical patients with psychological issues and sees many patients with anxiety disorders as well. Dr. Tager specializes in treating obsessive compulsive disorder, particularly with women in the Orthodox Jewish community.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Mental Health
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Research Studies
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Related Stress

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Room 1-121
New York, NY 10032

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University


Research interests focus on the psychological and cognitive aspects of medical illness and treatments. Currently, Dr. Tager is the Principal Investigator of an ACS grant studying the cognitive, psychological, and hormonal effects of chemotherapy treatment in pre-menopausal breast cancer patients.

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychological and cognitive aspects of medical illness and treatments

Selected Publications

  • Gorenstein EE, Tager FA, Shapiro PA, Monk C, Sloan RP: Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Reduction of Persistent Anger. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 2007;41: 168-184
  • Monk C, Sloan R, Myers M, Ellman L, Werner E, Jeon J, Tager F, Fifer W: Fetal heart rate reactivity differs by women’s Psychiatric status: An early marker for developmental risk?. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2004;43(3): 283-90
  • Tager F, Fallon B, Keilp J, Rissenberg M, Jones C, Leibowitz M: Cognitive deficits in children with chronic Lyme disease. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2001;13: 500-507
  • Tager F, Fallon B: Psychiatric and cognitive features of Lyme disease. Psychiatric Annals 2001;31(3): 173-81
  • Gorfinkle K, Tager F: Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions. In Schein LA, Spitz HI, Bernard H, Muskin PR. (eds.), Psychosocial Treatment for Medical Conditions: Principles and Techniques, Brunner-Routledge, New York, NY, USA, 2003