Margaret Spinelli MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Spinelli attended Cornell University Medical College She completed her residency training in Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic, the New York Hospital at Cornell and completed a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at Columbia and the NYS Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Spinelli’s clinical, teaching and funded research activities by the National Institutes of Mental Health have focused on psychiatric disorders during the female life cycle, pregnancy and the postpartum period. The importance of her work has gained her national and international recognition. For her achievements in women’s mental health in the fields of clinical services, research, and education, she was awarded the 2014 The Alexandra Symonds, M.D. Award: given by the Association of Women Psychiatrists with the American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Spinelli is a volunteer for the Soldier’s Project for treatment of Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan deployments. She has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. Her book, “Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers who Kill” was awarded the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.