About Hillarie Budoff, MD

After graduating from Colgate University with honors in English, I worked for four years as a caseworker at a foster care agency, counseling children.  Working with the foster children and witnessing their struggles inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.  I attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where I received my degree and was awarded the T. Byram Karasu Award in Psychotherapy for Medical Students. During my residency I worked extensively in community, hospital, and outpatient settings, treating a wide range of patients from various socioeconomic backgrounds with a broad scope of disorders.  I completed my psychiatric training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry, where I was awarded the Chief Fellow position.  As Chief Fellow, I was responsible for supervising and teaching residents and medical students, and participating in fellowship curriculum development.  During my child and adolescent fellowship, I worked at a Therapeutic Nursery for preschool children with developmental problems, including communication and learning disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, high functioning Autism, PDD and Asperger's Syndrome.  I ran social skills groups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and children with ADHD.  I also provided therapy at Bronx Science High School for gifted students.  My senior thesis focused on cyberbullying, which has helped me to prevent and treat cyberbulllying with my patients.


I am currently working as a psychiatrist in a middle school through Montefiore Medical Center, I provide cognitive behavioral therapy and psychopharmacology at a Center for autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, and OCD, and I run a group for divorced children at PS 6 on the upper east side, along with running my private practice. In addition, I volunteer to teach resident physicians at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and I have given talks in schools and in the community to students, guidance counselors, and parents, regarding such topics as cyberbullying (for example, what parents, educators, and therapists can do to prevent cyberbullying or how to stop it once it starts).


I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic (also known as insight-oriented) psychotherapy.  I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, and am well-versed in working with children, adolescents and adults.  While I am experienced in pharmacological management, I seek to know my patients as individuals so that together we can determine the best care tailored for them, whether it be therapy, medication, or both.


In addition to my clinical work, I have conducted, presented, and published my original research in autism, ADHD, and teen pregnancy at institutions including Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NYU Child Study Center, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.


 I am licensed in the state of New York and am a Board Certified Psychiatrist.


Board-Certified in General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association

American Medical Association

American Medical Women's Association

  • Presented "Cyber-Bullying: The New Epidemic" to the child psychiatry faculties of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center
  • Conducted presentation on "Managing the Loss of Power in Chronic Illness: Fostering Resilience" at the 60th Annual Meeting hosted by the Institute on Psychiatric Services
  • Conducted presentation on "Impact of the Developmental Phase of Residents on the Therapeutic Alliance in Child Psychiatry Training" at the 37th Annual Meeting hosted by the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training


Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry   Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency   Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Medical School   Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Undergraduate   Colgate University