Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst ,columnist, bestselling author, and television commentator Gail Saltz, M.D., has been called “a voice of wisdom and insight in a world of confusion and contradictions” by Tom Brokaw. Dr. Saltz is a regular health, sex, and relationship contributor to the Today show. In addition, she writes a weekly “Relationship” column for MSNBC.com, is the emotional wellness expert for iVillage.com and serves as a frequent contributor to A&E’s Biography programs.
Dr. Saltz hosts a series at the famed 92nd Street Y entitled “Strength of Mind “where she interviews celebrities and extraordinary individuals about psychologically interesting issues. To date, she has spoken with such luminaries as Woody Allen, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Howie Mandell and Rosie O’Donnell, among others.
Gaining a reputation as the – go-to – person on a variety of psychological issues, especially those pertaining to women’s emotional well-being, Dr. Saltz has appeared repeatedly on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s The View, Dateline, ABC’s 20/20 and Primetime, Fox News Bill O’Reilly and Glen Beck, CNN’s Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360, HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell and Joy Behar among others. She has been featured or quoted in the Associated Press, Newsweek, O Magazine, Parade, Redbook, Woman’s World, Town & Country, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, and WebMD.
Dr. Saltz is the author of the critically-acclaimed Becoming Real: Defeating the Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us Back, Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie and most recently The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead To a Better Life. She has also written 2 children’s books, Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts and Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality.
Dr. Saltz Graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and served her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Cornell-Weill School of Medicine and The New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her undergraduate studies were at Lehigh University, where she earned a B.A. in Biology and Psychology.
An Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, Dr. Saltz is a psychoanalyst with The New York Psychoanalytic Institute and has a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She lives in New York with
her husband and three daughters.