Drawing on more than three decades of experience as an addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Paul is known for treating all forms of chemical dependency in patients located in Nassau County, New York, and Manhattan. After graduating from Harvard University in 1978, he continued his academic pursuits at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons to receive an MD in 1982. Following this, he completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in substance abuse disorders. In 1987, Dr. Paul became a board-certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is board-certified in addiction psychiatry as well. In his line of work, he has made a name for himself treating comorbid conditions, such as anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, where he supervises addiction fellows.
For Dr. Paul, treating his patients is a passion, and he utilizes an expansive skillset alongside his compassion to bring about healing. He strives to extend knowledge on the nature of addiction and the best ways to free oneself of this “chronic, relapsing brain disease” (American Society of Addiction Medicine). Through this, he helps many of his patients through effective treatment, providing them with the tools needed to identify, avert, and cope with problematic behaviors associated with addiction. Furthermore, Dr. Paul has two level 2 trainings for Internal Family Systems Therapy. One is in addiction eating disorders and the second is on deepening and expanding. In fact, he offers group therapy using this model. He also offers hypnosis as part of the treatment for tobacco cessation. In addition, he offers genetic testing.
In recognition of his work, Dr. Paul has received three Patient Choice Awards and several Compassionate Doctor Awards. Furthermore, he has been distinguished as a Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly 25 plus years running. He has also been identified as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine several times. He was listed among the Top 50 Addiction Psychiatrists in U.S. News and World Report. His many achievements were taken into consideration when he was chosen to be featured in the 64th through 70th editions of Who’s Who in America. Recently, in 2019, he was named to Top 100 Physicians, and in 2020, Castle Connolly named him a Top Doctor of the East Coast.
Edward M Paul, MD
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