Zeynep Altun, MD, PhD

Expertise in: 
Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders
Board Certifications: 
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Psychiatry, Adjustment Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Insomnia, Mental Health, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Psychopharmacology, Psychosis, Psychotherapy

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Altun graduated cum laude from Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School and completed her residency in Neurology in Turkey. Subsequently, she finished her Ph.D. in cellular Neuroscience in Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in neurogenetics in Columbia University, she completed her psychiatry residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) while continuing her work in basic neuroscience of a genetic model organism writing the definitive atlas for its neuroanatomy. She did her fellowship in emergency psychiatry in Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital between 2007-2008. Dr Altun worked as the attending psychiatrist of the Bellevue Hospital ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) team caring for the underserved, severely mentally ill community between 2008-2016. She continues to work in Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia campus as an attending psychiatrist where besides her clinical work she has been training medical students and physicians-in-training. She also continues her work as a neuroscientist/neuroanatomist at AECOM. At Columbia Doctors Midtown Dr. Altun sees adult patients for diagnostic evaluations and medication management combined with therapy tailored to the needs of individual patients. Her expertise covers psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, emergency psychiatry and insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Turkish


  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New Patients:
Existing Patients:


ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted


  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

CHP Student Health



  • Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Istanbul University Medical School
  • Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry