Gail Saltz, MD

Title: Psychiatrist; author
Education: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Expertise: Sex, health, relationships
  • Clinical associate professor of psychiatry
  • Author, The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius
  • Podcast Host, How Can I Help?


Gail Saltz, MD is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College and a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She specializes in sex, health, and relationships. Dr. Saltz is a frequent media contributor and has been featured in publications like The Cut, Scary Mommy, Everyday Health, Well + Good, Parade, and many more.

Dr. Saltz is the author of the books Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie and The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius, among others. She also hosts the podcast How Can I Help?


Dr. Saltz received a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from Lehigh University. She went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She served her internship and residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Cornell-Weill School of Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

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