Dr. Michael Grin is an Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist with 30 years of experience who recently joined the Amen Clinics after working as Unit Chief of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric unit of Mount Sinai West (formerly Roosevelt Hospital of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City). Previously, he was an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Attending, Unit Chief and Director of the Hispanic Inpatient program at Bellevue Hospital Center, where he had the pleasure of working with Dr. Manuel Trujillo and Dr. Sandy Lowe. Dr. Grin has also been in private practice since 1995.
His career has focused on providing excellent personalized, culturally-sensitive and empathic clinical care with a holistic approach based on the need of each individual, while using the latest psychopharmacology, a variety of psychotherapies, natural supplements, hypnotherapy, and is a strong proponent of art and music therapy. He has provided clinical care to patients from all regions of the world and from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds in NYC (and also in New Zealand).
Dr. Grin completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency training and Fellowship in Geropsychiatry from 1990-1995 at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC (where he also worked for 2 years with the Deaf community at the NY Society for the Deaf and his senior Residency research project utilized SPECT brain imaging of deaf patients to better understand the biological nature of auditory hallucinations). He has completed Master’s classes in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, trained in meditation techniques rooted in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has successfully incorporated these techniques in his outpatient and inpatient work. His training in PMCS & CPI crisis prevention & management has also strongly influenced his clinical work, enhancing his goal of providing care that is sensitive to patients’ trauma and in being a humane and therapeutic clinician.
Dr. Grin has had a significant impact on the lives of his patients and their families, has educated medical students, Residents and Psychology Interns throughout his career, and has received awards for his service to the Deaf community of NYC, the Maori community of New Zealand and has had a significant impact on the lives of the families of victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy in his volunteer work for the American Red Cross, Disaster Psychiatry Outreach and Occupy Sandy.
Dr. Grin is passionate about the Amen Clinic integrative approach towards assessing and treating patients to enhance their brain health and improve their lives. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wonderful family and amongst his many creative interests, he enjoys playing keyboards in a band. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.