Gail Saltz

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Dr. Gail Saltz is an American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author[citation needed] and television commentator.


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.[citation needed] Her undergraduate studies were at Lehigh University, where she earned a B.A. in Biology and Psychology.[1]

Saltz worked as a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine,[2] a psychoanalyst with The New York Psychoanalytic Institute,[3] and has a private practice on the Upper East Side of New York City. She is also a New York Times bestselling author,[4] and frequent contributor to The Today Show. She has also appeared as a sex, health and relationship expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, CBS News and CNN.[1]

Saltz has written for the Today show regularly since 2001 where she participates as the expert guest in a range of sex and health-related discussions. She has also written a weekly "Relationships" column for called “Getting Personal,”[5] and is the emotional wellness expert for[6]

She also serves on the board of directors at the 92nd Street Y,[7] where she began hosting a series in 2004 where she speaks with celebrities and extraordinary individuals about psychologically interesting issues. She has interviewed personalities including Woody Allen, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Gail Sheehy, Tavis Smiley, and Rosie O'Donnell, among others.

Dr. Saltz has been a contributing editor for Glamour magazine and a weekly mental health contributor for the ABC/Lifetime show, Lifetime Live.

Saltz is the sister of Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist Adam Riess.[1]


  • The Power of Different: the Link between Disorder and Genius, Flatiron Books, 2017, ISBN 125006001X.