Staff members of the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital have backgrounds in psychiatry, clinical social work and health education.
Otto F. Kernberg, M.D. F.A.P.A., is the Clinical Director of the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division. A past President of the International Psychoanalytic Association, founded by Sigmund Freud in 1908, Dr. Kernberg is widely regarded as the world's leading expert on Borderline Personality Disorder and pathological narcissism. He is the Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and the author or coauthor of thirteen books, as well as dozens of research papers.
From 1976 to 1995 he was Associate Chairman and Medical Director of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division. He was elected Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1998, and received the 1999 Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art. Dr. Kernberg earned his undergraduate, medical and psychoanalytic degrees in Santiago, Chile, where he began his professional and academic career in the 1950s before moving to the United States.