Drew Ramsey

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, one psychiatry’s leading proponents of Nutritional Psychiatry and author of Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety (HarperWave 2021). He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He founded the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns. The clinic incorporates evidence-based nutrition and integrative psychiatry treatments with psychotherapy, coaching, and responsible medication management. Using the latest in brain science, nutrition and mental health research, and an array of delicious food, the clinic helps people improve their mental health and mental fitness. His team offered the first Nutritional Psychiatry Clinician Training helping hundreds of mental health clinicians learn the evidence and clinical methods to effectively use nutrition. 

Dr. Ramsey is a compelling keynote speaker and conducts workshops nationally. He co-hosts Friday Sessions, an IGTV series on male mental health for Men’s Health Magazine and delivered three recent TEDx talks, a video series with Big Think, and the BBC documentary Food on the Brain. His work and writing have been featured by The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Lancet Psychiatry, and NPR. He is on the editorial board of Medscape Psychiatry and the advisory board of Men’s Health.

He is the author of four books concerning food and mental health, including the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health (HarperWave 2016), the bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) and The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) which explores the impact of modern diets on brain health.

Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City and on their organic farm in rural Indiana.

Education & Training

  • Board Certified American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Adult Psychiatry: Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Doctor of Medicine: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • B.A. Biology: Earlham College, Phi Beta Kappa

Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research
  • The Author’s Guild
  • The American Society of Nutrition
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Specialties

  • Clinical Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
  • Nutrition and Mental Health
  • Alternative and Complimentary Treatments of Mood Disorders
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

“Dr. Ramsey delivered an awe-inspiring message with an uncanny ability to connect with attendees. It was clear he was thoughtful in his delivery and had clearly spent time crafting his presentation to specifically target our audience while remaining true to his key message of brain health. Brain health and body health are inextricably tied together and Dr. Ramsey drove that message home with passion and positive energy. I would strongly recommend that everyone, in any industry, consider Dr. Ramsey’s amazing message.”

Bret Erickson
President & CEO – Texas International Produce Association

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