Stan D Arkow, MD

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Dr. Stan D. Arkow is a Board Certified psychiatrist working as Medical Director of CPEP & Inpatient Psychiatry at CUMC. He has been on the faculty at Columbia since 1981. Dr. Arkow maintains two private practice locations, one on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 96th Street and West End Avenue and the other on Knollwood Road in White Plains, Westchester County. Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Best Doctor in NY for 14 years. NY Magazine Best Doctor 2012. Physician of the Year, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital 2008.

Dr. Arkow teaches attendings, residents, and medical students at Columbia, is Chair of the Membership Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the Columbia Academy of Academic Excellence (ACE), is Secretary-Treasurer and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York Psychiatric Society , and serves as a mentor in the Career Development Leadership Program of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America(ADAA).

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Neuropsychology Evaluation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychobehavioral Disorders
  • Psychodiagnostic Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, CPEP & Inpatient Services, Columbia University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


  • NYP Employee Plan

Affinity Health Plan

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Amida Care

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Coventry Health Care

  • Coventry Health Care


  • Multiplan


  • Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid Behavioral Health

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Selected Publications

  • Stan Arkow, Susan Turner, and David Kahn: Hospital Treatment of Depression and Mania in Principles of Inpatient Psychiatry, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2009