Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD is a retired psychoanalyst / journalist and popular culture and media critic based in New York City.

A graduate of Columbia College and Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Greenberg was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, New York. He is retired from practicing adult and adolescent psychiatry, psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology in Manhattan.

In his writings and media appearances, Dr. Greenberg focuses on the intriguing areas of connection between medicine and psychiatry on the one hand, and popular culture, on the other. He’s trained his eye on TV and films as well as social issues like drugs and gambling.

Dr. Greenberg’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Arts and Leisure Section, Tikkun, Movieline, Film Quarterly, International Review of Psychoanalysis, The Psychoanalytic Review, Psychiatric Times, Camera Obscura, The Journal of Popular Film and Television, Cineaste, Film and Philosophy, Projections: Journal of the Forum for the Psychoanalytic Study of Film, Forward (inter alia), and the New York State Psychiatric Association Web Site.

He is the author of six books including The Movies on Your Mind: Film Classics on the Couch from Fellini to Frankenstein, Screen Memories: Hollywood Cinema on the Psychoanalytic Couch, and Hanging in: What you should know about psychotherapy.

Click here to read Dr. Greenberg’s monthly column for Clinical Psychiatry News, “The Media and the Mind”.


For editorial consultations. On medical and other writings email Dr. Greenberg at hrgsmes@aol.com or call 917-533-6549.

TV and Radio
Dr. Greenberg’s television guest appearances include Today, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday, Larry King Live, Donahue, CNN PrimeTime, Dr Katz, Professional Therapist, a BBC-TV documentary on Patrick O’Brian, and a Showtime Cable Network special on “Scream Queens”.
Dr. Greenberg has also appeared on national and international radio programs, including PBS, BBC, and CBC.

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