lucyhutnercroppedLucy Hutner, MD

Adult and Reproductive Psychiatrist

Dr. Hutner is a psychiatrist specializing in reproductive mental health, eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, young adult mental health, college mental health, and general adult psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

As a reproductive psychiatrist, Dr. Hutner helps women and families before, during and after a pregnancy. Common issues during this time period include anxiety or stress in pregnancy and postpartum depression.

Dr. Hutner received her B.A. in biology from Wesleyan University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.D. in 2003 from the University of California, San Francisco. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of the UCSF Rock Slyster award for excellence in psychiatry. Dr. Hutner completed residency training in adult psychiatry at Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean, where she was one of the chief residents. She was honored to receive the American Psychiatric Association Leadership fellowship award and the Laughlin fellowship from the American College of Psychiatrists, which selects from an elite group of residents likely to have a significant impact in the field of psychiatry. Dr. Hutner then completed fellowship training at Columbia University, where she further developed her interests in both reproductive psychiatry and medical education and training.

Dr. Hutner is a nationally recognized expert in the field of reproductive psychiatry.  While on faculty at Columbia, she was the associate director of the Women’s Program, which focuses on women’s reproductive mental health.  She also served as the director of the reproductive psychiatry program at the New York University psychiatry faculty practice. At Columbia, she created and directed a successful consultation psychiatry service for obstetric inpatients and served as a liaison psychiatrist for the high-risk maternal-fetal medicine practice. Her clinical interests focus on the psychiatric issues of high-risk maternal-fetal medicine, infertility patients and in the management of patients with mood and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. She has lectured and taught nationwide on the management of psychiatric issues in preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum. She also served as a consulting psychiatrist to the Columbia intensive outpatient treatment program, where she focused on medication and psychotherapy for patients with eating disorders and severe mood and anxiety disorders, as well as focusing on the psychiatric care of the young adult and college-age population.

Dr. Hutner also has extensive expertise in medical education and training. At Columbia, she oversaw all trainee initiatives in reproductive mental health for the Women’s Program, from undergraduate internships through post-graduate fellowship. She also served as a mentor for Columbia psychiatry residents and taught in the Columbia medical school preclinical curriculum in psychiatry. From 2013-2016, she was the associate director of residency training in adult psychiatry at NYU, where she helped to oversee one of the largest training programs in psychiatry in the United States. Dr. Hutner has been active in numerous national organizations. She served on the Scientific Program Committee of the American Psychiatric Association from 2010-2016, and in 2015 she was selected to be a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.